Friday, March 17, 2017

Samara the Prince سمارة الامير (Nabila Ebeid) - (1992) Egyptian one-sheet

Samara the Prince (1992) - (Nabila Ebeid) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Morteda Anise for the 1992 Ahmed Yehia film Samara the Prince based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz and starring Nabila Ebeid as Shalabia/Samara. Plot Summary: Shalabia, a beautiful country girl, moved from her village to work as a maid in a pasha's palace in Alexandria. However she fell in love with the pasha's opportunist driver Ali [Mahmoud Hemida] and made the other maids jealous. One of them told the pasha about their relationship so he would fire them both. He took advantage of the opportunity to exploit his lover Shalabia in the acquisition of much wealth for his illegitimate purposes. He swept her out with the trash after using her as a dancer at the Al-Faramawy Nightclub and promising to marry her while he was improving his financial situation. Shalabia learned the art of dancing and changed her name to Samara the Prince to increase her fame among the wealthy people who frequented the nightclub. Her fans who showered her with wealth multiplied. They included Marwan Amin the nationalist journalist, Mr. Faw the English stockbroker and Mehdi Pasha, a prominent politician. When Samara the Prince met the tax agent Omar Abdel Awi she found in him a life partner and married him hoping to begin an honorable life without depravity. She tried to quit the night life but her first lover Ali refused to allow this because he wanted to keep stealing her money. Ali decided she had to return to her work as a dancer. Her husband Omar negotiated for a divorce in return for a sum of money but when Ali failed to win the argument with Omar he killed him to punish Samara.

Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Ahmed Yehia, Wahid Seif, Youseff Daoud, Abdel Salam Mohamed, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Hamdy Ghayth, Nabila Ebeid, Mahmoud Hemida, Ramses Marzouk, Mostafa Moharram, Mohammad Tawfik, Sanaa Shafei, Ahmad Mostafa, Umran Bahar, Howeida Omran, Ahmed Abu Abih, Osman Al-Hamamsi

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