(1961) - (Fairuz) Italian billboard
This is a 79" x 169" Italian billboard designed by Studio Paradiso for the 1966 Henry Barakat musical The Exile [safar barlek] written by Assi and Mansour Rahbani and starring Fairuz as Adla. Plot summary: The film is set in 1914 when Lebanon was under Ottoman rule and Adla was living with her grandmother. She was awaiting the day of her engagement with her beloved Abdo [Ihsan Sadek]. When Abdo was out shopping for a wedding ring he was seized by Ottoman soldiers and impressed into forced labor chopping trees in the local forest to be taken for military use. Ottoman soldiers were occupying Adla's village of Ain El Joz, confiscating its wheat and exploiting its labor.
Cast and crew: Henry Barakat, Studio Paradiso, Assi Rahbani, Mansour Rahbani, Fairuz, Elie Choueiri, Berj Fazlian, Salwa Haddad, Abdallah Homsy, Huda, Leila Karam, Mahmoud Mabsout, Joseph Nassif, Ihsan Sadek, Nasri Shamseddine, Salah Tizani