Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sonya and the Madman سونيا والمجنون (Naglaa Fathy) - (1977) Egyptian one-sheet

Sonya and the Madman (1977) - (Naglaa Fathy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Gasour for the 1977 Houssam El-Din Mustafa film Sonya and the Madman based on the 1866 Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel Crime and Punishment with screenplay and dialogue by Mahmoud Diab, cinematography by Ibrahim Saleh and starring Naglaa Fathy as Sonya. Plot summary: In 1940s Cairo, law student Mokhtar [Mahmoud Yassine] found a poor girl sleeping in the street named Sonya whose circumstances were driving her to vice and crime. He fell in love with her and asked her to stop being a girl of the night in exchange for his financial help. In this adaptation Mokhtar is the madman who has Raskalnikov's part in the Dostoyevsky story. Naglaa Fathy's Sonya is also Dostoyevsky's Sonya.

Cast and crew: Nour El-Sherif, Imad Hamdi, Sa'eed Saleh, Abdel Waress Assar, Hayat Kandeel, Naglaa Fathy, Mahmoud Yassine, Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Ibrahim Saleh, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ruhia Khaled, Nazim Shaarawy, Naima Al Soghayar, Mahmoud Diab, Soheir Reda

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