Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Maid الخادمة (Nadia El Guindy) - (1984) Egyptian one-sheet

The Maid (1984) - (Nadia El Guindy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster for the 1984 Ashraf Fahmy film The Maid based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz, screenplay and dialogue by Mostafa Moharram and starring Nadia El Guindy as Ferdoos. Plot summary: Ferdoos killed her husband with her lover's help, without any reservations because of his illness and old age. She went to work with the widow Hekmat [Mediha Yousri] who owned the company where her husband Ibrahim [Hafez Amin] used to work. Ferdoos went to Hekmat's home and lived with her son the university student Alaa, [Mamdouh Abd El Aleem] who depended on his mother and deferred to her. Ferdoos made Alaa fall in love with her. He married her and she became the dominant woman in the affairs of the family, especially after his mother was stricken with paralysis in an accident. She dispensed with the father quickly as well without notifying him when he stole Hekmat Hamen's jewelry. Then she brought Fathy [Mustafa Fahmy] the company director into her group. Alaa discovered her betrayal, divorced her and banished her from the house. He regretted what he had done with his mother. He comforted the father, who killed Ferdoos.

Cast and crew: Ashraf Fahmy, Nadia El Guindy, Samir Farag, Naguib Mahfouz, Mamdouh Abd El Aleem, Sa'eed Saleh, Mustafa Fahmy, Madiha Yousri, Ahmed Ghanem, Naima Al Soghayar, Mostafa Moharram, Hassan Hussein, Hafez Amin, Ahmed Ghanem, Hussein Ibrahim, Mohsen Sabry, Sherif Hamdy

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