Adrift on the Nile [ثرثرة فوق النيل] (1971) - (Adel Adham) Egyptian two-piece poster
This is a 29" x 54" two-piece Egyptian poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz to promote the 1971 Hussein Kamal film Adrift on the Nile [ثرثرة فوق النيل thartharah fawq al-Nil] based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz and starring Adel Adham as Ali. Plot Summary: This is the story of a simple Egyptian worker Anis [Imad Hamdi], who dislikes the hypocrisy of the Egyptian government and the illiteracy of the Egyptian public. He tries to escape the problems in Egypt by smoking the drug shisha. Anis meets Ragab [Ahmed Ramzi], a former student, who invites him aboard a small boat on the Nile. There Anis meets other lower- and middle-class Egyptians who are also smoking shisha for the same reasons he does. At the end Anis decides to stop smoking shisha but is soon left alone and deranged in the streets--almost everyone else in Egypt is stoned!
Cast and crew: Hussein Kamal, Naguib Mahfouz, Adel Adham, Magda El-Khatib, Mervat Amin, Imad Hamdi, Mamdouh El Leithy, Mustafa Imam, Salah Nazmi, Ahmed Ramzy, Soheir Ramzy, Ahmed Tewfik, Ahmed Al-Gezeiry, Nimat Mukhtar