Monday, October 19, 2015

Adieu Bonaparte [الوداع يا بونابرت] dir: Youssef Chanine 1985 Large Egyptian poster

Adieu Bonaparte [الوداع يا بونابرت] (1985) - (dir: Youssef Chahine) Egyptian film poster

This is a 46.5" x 60.5" Egyptian poster for the 1985 Youssef Chahine film Adieu Bonaparte [الوداع يا بونابرت] based on a screenplay by Youssef Chahine and Yousry Nasrallah and starring Michel Piccoli as Cafarelli. "The film relates the experiences of an Egyptian family during the occupation of Alexandria by Napoleon and his army, and the uneasy friendship between a young Egyptian poet and one of Bonaparte's advisers. The exigencies of a big budget co-production might have accounted for a diminution in the great Chahine's poetry and power, but there are some spectacular scenes and excellent performances, notably from [Patrice] Chereau as a fanatical Bonaparte." - The Faber Companion to Foreign Films.

Cast and crew: Youssef Chahine, Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chereau, Mohsena Tewfik, Taheya Cariocca, Hoda Soltan, Gamil Ratib, Salah Zulfikar, Tewfik El Dekn, Seif El Dine, Mohamed Atef, Farid Mahmoud, Hassan Husseiny, Hassan El Adl, Mohamad Dardiri, Claude Cernay, Christian Patey, Mohsen Nasr, Abla Kamel

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