Love's Lamentations [mabka al-oshaq] (1966) - (Soad Hosny) Egyptian film poster F, VG $55 *
Size: 27" x 39"
Condition: Folded VG (edge damage)
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This is an Egyptian promotional poster by an unknown designer for
the 1966 Hassan El-Seify film Love's Lamentations [mabka
al-'oshaq] based on a story by Youssef El Sebai with dialogue and
screenplay by Mohamed Osman and cinematography by Kamal Korayem. Plot
summary: Engineer Shab (Rushdy Abaza) was living happily when his wife
died in an automobile accident, leaving him with a small daughter.
Because he was a petroleum engineer, he had to be away from home. He
fell in love with a maid (Soad Hosny) who was coming to the home.
He saw her beauty once when he came upon her washing her clothing in
the bathroom. He took her with him to his home in Switzerland where
he worked. One night he raped her. Then when she became pregnant he
demanded that she get an abortion, but a physician told him this would
endanger her life. This was a crisis for the engineer, and the maid
would not stop crying. The little girl saw how sad the maid was and
realized her father was the cause of the problem. She tried to kill
herself; this prompted the father to correct his mistake and marry
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