War in the Land of Egypt [al-mowaten: masri] (1991) - (Omar Sharif) Egyptian movie poster R, NM $65 *

Pictured is an Egyptian promotional poster for the 1991 Salah Abouseif film War in the Land of Egypt, starring Omar Sharif.

Size: 27" x 39"

Price: $65

Condition: Rolled, Near Mint

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This is an Egyptian promotional poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour for the 1991 120-minute Salah Abouseif color film War in the Land of Egypt [al-mowaten: masri] starring Omar Sharif, based on the novel al-harb fi bar misr by Youssef El-Kaeed with screenplay by Mohsen Zayed and cinematography by Tarek El-Telmisany. Plot summary: In 1973 in an Egyptian village Abdel Zeraq al-Shershabi (Omar Sharif), a shrewd feudal mayor, recovered his farmland by court order after the lifting of a receivership. His young second wife threatened to tell people he had become sexually impotent if he did not prevent their only son Tawfiq from being drafted into the army along with his other children from his first wife. The mayor pressured an oppressed farm laborer named Abel Mawgud to have his son Masri, who was exempt from the draft, take the place of his son Tawfiq in the induction in exchange for the Mayor giving him the five feddans he was farming, assigning him a special work crew and giving him a cash reward. Abdel Mawgud and his son agreed to this. Then Masri was killed in the October War, but he had already confessed the truth about what had happened to a recruiter named Hassan [Ashraf Abdel Baqi]. The police were investigating the incident, but Abdel Mawgud denied being Masri's father out of fear of the Mayor's anger, who had only paid him 261 pounds and refused to give him the land he had promised.

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