Dead among the Living [bedaya wa nehaya] (1960) - (Omar Sharif) undated rerelease Egyptian film poster F, VG $65 *
Size: 27" x 39"
Condition: Folded Near Mint
The head of the household died leaving the family suffering from
hardship and deprivation. The oldest son Hassan ended up living in a
depraved neighborhood dealing in drugs and women. Hussein the middle
son took work with his middle school diploma to provide an opportunity
for his brother Hassanein to complete his studies and go to the War
College. The daughter Nafisa lacked beauty and was driven out of the
life of Soliman the grocer after she erred with him. She continued on
the despicable path without knowing anyone. She helped her brother
Hassanein and her mother with small amounts of money she had acquired.
Hassanein graduated as an officer. He turned his back on his family,
his fiancee and his social milieu and rose to associate with the
wealthy class through marriage to one of them. Hassan returned to his
family wounded and driven out of the police force. At the same time
Hassanein was summoned to the police department to find his sister
accused of debauchery. Hassanein goaded his sister into drowning
herself to eliminate the scandal. He thought about his own life, saw
his world in ruins and found himself in the Nile behind her!
This film is on film critic Ahmad Al-Hadari's 2007 list of the 100 most important Egyptian films; it is based on a 1949 novel by Naguib Mahfouz; critic Sa'ad al-Din Tawfiq also includes it in his list of the top 100 Egyptian films.
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