Monday, June 2, 2014

We Are the Students [ إحنا التلامذة ] (Omar Sharif) - (1959) Egyptian Film Poster

We Are The Students [ehna al-talamiza] (Omar Sharif) - (1959) Egyptian film poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian rerelease poster designed to promote the 1959 105-minute Atef Salem black-and-white film We Are the Students [ehna al-talamiza] based on a story by Tewfik Saleh and Kamel Youssef with screenplay by Naguib Mahfouz, dialogue by Mohamed Abu Youssef and cinematography by Bruno Salvi. The film was originally distributed by the Dollar Film Company. Plot summary: The three students Adel [Omar Sharif], Hassanein [Shukry Sarhan] and Samir [Youssef Fakhr Eddine] all had problems. Adel loved his neighbor Saham [Amal Farid], but her father refused to allow them to marry and banned him from the house. Hassanein's uncle [Mahmoud El-Meliguy] came to him from upper Egypt to emphasize the importance of rising up against the ones who had killed his father. Samir was suffering from his father's neglect. Samir and the maid Fatma [Ferdoos Mohammed] had illicit relations and she became pregnant. Adel learned from the dancer Gamalat [Taheya Cariocca] about Fatma's miscarriage. The three robbed the bar where they drank to get the money to provide medical treatment for the miscarriage but the money they stole did not cover the costs and Fatma died. Gamalat screamed and the neighbors and the police came. They were all tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison. According to film critic Sa'ad al-Din Tawfiq this is one of the top 100 Egyptian films.

Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Atef Salem, Shukry Sarhan, Omar Sharif, Youssef Fakhr Eddine, Taheya Cariocca, Bruno Salvi, Tewfik Saleh, Amal Farid, Kamel Youssef, Mohamed Abu Youssef, Youssef Fakhreddine, Zizi El-Badrawy, Abdelaziz Ahmed, Tahani Rached, Kamal Hussein, Abdel Ghani Kamar, Ferdoos Mohammed, Fouad Shafik, Mimi Shakeeb, Nagwa Fouad

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