Monday, July 17, 2017

The Hunger الجوع (Soad Hosny) - (1986) Egyptian one-sheet

The Hunger (1986) - (Soad Hosny) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Abdel Ghani for the 1986 Ali Badrakhan film The Hunger based on characters developed by Naguib Mahfouz, screenplay by Esam Ali and Ali Badrakhan and starring Soad Hosny as Zubaida. Plot summary: This film is a remake of the 1986 Houssam El-Din Mustafa epic film The Racketeers [al-harafish]. In the year 1886 Farag Al-Gebali [Mahmoud Abdel Aziz] worked as a wagon driver to support his mother. He was married to Zeinab [Soad Hosny]. His brother Gaber [Abdel Aziz Makhyoun] worked as a blacksmith and married the poor girl Zubeida [Sanaa Younes] after the death of the thug who had raped her during a brawl among the neighborhood gangs. The people of the neighborhood appointed Farag as their main tough guy but he snubbed them after his marriage to a wealthy woman, [Youssra] moving into her mansion and running her agency. The nile subsided, the rains did not come, famine began, the people became poor and the merchants played their games because they feared their stocks would be raided when the people became hungrier and prices went up. Farag exploited the famine in Cairo by hoarding grain. He broke all his old promises and made a pact with the rich that the tough guy had to side with the nobility. Zubaida led the racketeers against Farag who was killed, and appointed her husband Gaber as the new tough guy, but Gaber refused and advised them to rely on themselves. The revolution became collective with Zubaida's help.

Cast and crew: Soad Hosny, Abdel Ghani, Youssra, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Abdel Aziz Makhyoun, Esam Ali, Aly Badrakhan, Sanaa Younes, Souraya Helmy, Naguib Mahfouz, Mostafa Moharram, Mahmoud Abdelsamie, Youssra, Samiha Tawfiq, Sayed Sadek, Hafez Amin, Ahmed Abu Abih, Said Tarabeek, Hanan Soleyman, Adel Awad, Randa, Naim Esa, Othman Abdul Menem, Youssef Abid, Ibrahim Hussein, Mohamed Tarabeek, Abdelhay Ezzat, Abdel Ghany Naser, Fathy Ibrahim, Sayed Salem, Adel Abulgheit, Madiha Youssri

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