Dead among the Living [bedaya wa nehaya] (1960) - (Omar Sharif) original Egyptian film poster F, NM $325 **jg**
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.
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