Monday, January 18, 2016

A Bit of Fear [شئ من الخوف] (Shadia) - (1969) Egyptian one-sheet

A Bit of Fear [شئ من الخوف] (1969) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

This film was directed by Hussein Kamal based on a story by Tharwat Abaza, with screenplay and dialogue by Sabry Ezzat; the cinematography was done by Ahmed Khorshed; it is on Ahmad Al-Hadari's 2007 list of the 100 most important Egyptian films. The poster was designed by Mohamed Hussein. Plot Summary: Atris the grandson became the image of his grandfather in cruelty, violence, tyranny and crime. He ruled the life of his village with the terror he imposed upon its inhabitants. He had loved Fouada since she was a child but she refused him after he came to resemble his grandfather in spirit and action. Atris courted Fouada and asked her father for her hand in marriage but Fouada refused the marriage. Her father feared Atris's anger, and instead of announcing her refusal of the marriage he announced her agreeent to it. Atris was overjoyed when he heard this news, but Sheikh Ibrahim incited the people against Atris and his gang, declaring that his marriage to Fouada had been cancelled. Ignoring Atris's orders, Fouada allowed water to flow into the lands of the farmers after he had denied it to them. The people defied Atris and his gang and burned his mansion while he was in it.

Cast and crew: Shadia, Hussein Kamal, Sabry Ezzat, Amal Zayed, Yehia Chahine, Mohammed Tawfik, Mahmoud Moursy, Ahmed Khorshed, Salah Nazmi, Tharwat Abaza, Sabry Ezzat

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