Thursday, July 14, 2016

Shaaban the Thiefشعبان تحت الصفر Adel Imam (1980) Egyptian one-sheet

Shaaban the Thief (1980) - (Adel Imam) Egyptian one-sheet

Shown here is a 26.75" x 38.5" Egyptian poster made to promote the 1980 102-minute Hanry Barakat color film Shaaban the Thief AKA sha'ban taht al-sefr starring Adel Imam as Shaaban based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Samir Abdelazim with cinematography by Said Al-Shiemy. Plot summary: Shaaban is a poor worker who loves his colleague Zeinab [Essad Youniss], but is unable to provide her with an apartment. He tries to get a loan of 1000 pounds for this purpose from the wealthy al-Ghatrifi Bey [Imad Hamdi] but is refused. When al-Ghatrifi dies shortly thereafter his relatives try to take his wealth but are unable to do so legally, so they talk Shaaban into impersonating al-Ghatrifi's son with forged papers so he can get the the money from the government. He agrees to this but insists on being paid half the total inheritance of 6.5 million pounds.

Cast and crew: Adel Imam, Henry Barakat, Salah Nazmi, Gamil Ratib, Ahmed Adawiyya, Zizi Mustafa, Imane, Essad Youniss, Said Al-Shiemy, Said Shimi, Samir Abdelazim, Aly El Cherif, Ahmed Maher, Mokhtar Al Sayed, Zizi Mustafa, Imad Hamdi, Angel Aaram, Ahmed Rateb, Shaaban Hussein, Hanem Mohamed, Hafez Amin, Alia Abdel Moneim, Rashad Farag, Mohamed al-Ramali, Sayed al-Sawi, Hassan Hussein, Soraya Shawqi, Ibrahim Qadri

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