Friday, March 24, 2017

The Balah Agency وكالت البلح (Nadia El Guindy) - (1982) Egyptian one-sheet

The Balah Agency (1982) - (Nadia El Guindy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Gasour and Morteda Anise for the 1982 Houssam El-Din Mustafa film The Balah Agency written by Naguib Mahfouz and starring Nadia El Guindy as Nematollah. Plot summary: Nematollah lived at the Balah Agency. She had married most of the merchants and used her relationship with the important employee Amgad, [Ahmed Louxor] who helped her learn the secrets of bargaining. She did not hesitate to kill her competitors. Abdollah [Mahmoud Yassine] came to the agency and went to work for Nematollah. She liked him, married him and made him the boss of the agency in charge of her affairs. This angered her former husband Abdoun [Mahmoud Abdel Aziz] who had gone to work for her after his bankruptcy. Abdollah discovered the truth about Nematollah and her crimes. He left her, met Amgad's daughter Mervat, [Samia Al-Alfy] married her and established a special agency with Amgad's help. Nematollah tried to bring Abdollah back but he refused. She took revenge against him by arranging to kill Amgad so no one would help him when she got her assistants to steal Amgad's goods. Abdollah thought of returning to her and asked her to confess to her crimes. The police came and arrested Namatollah. Abdoun pick up an axe to kill Abdollah with it out of revenge but Nematollah sacrificed herself for him and met her demise.

Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Mahmoud Yassine, Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Wahid Seif, Sayed Zayan, Nadia El Guindy, Hesham Wadid Serri, Wadid Serri, Ahmed Zaki, Mostafa Moharram, Samia Al-Alfy, Farouk Feloux, Imad Moharram, Ahmed Louxor, Mohamed Al-Shawihi, Hafez Amin

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