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Marcides
(Marcides)

by Yousry NASRALLAH

During a cocktail party in Cairo one evening, lovely Warda faits for an African diplomat…who promptly leaves her pregnant. Her mother, learning the news, forces her to marry a rich, old Egyptian to”save the honour of the family”.Fortunately, the child is born white.. Only his blond hair belies a genetic joke. In memory of her fugitive lover, Warda names the child Noubi, who after a wild and idealistic childhood (he wants to bequeath his fortune to the Egyptian Left !), is locked up in a psychiatric hospital. When he is released, Noubi returns to his now widowed mother, who lives with a very simplistic notion of society:”There are two kinds of people: those who own a Mercedes and those who dream of owning one”.Later, an inspector asks Noubi to find Gamal, his supposed cousin, a homosexual who works as a painter and leads a delinquent’s existence. Noubi learns that Gamal is in fact his own brother. Noubi then meets lovely Afifa and falls in love with her, because she is the spitting image of his mother…

  • Titre français
    Mercedes
  • Original title
    Marcides
  • Titre international
    Marcides
  • Scénario
    Yousry Nasrallah
  • Photo
    Ramses Marzouk
  • Montage
    Rachida Abdel Salam
  • Son
    Gamil Aziz
  • Musique
    Mohamed Nouh
  • Interprétation
    Yoursa, Zaki Abdel Wahab, Abla Kamel, Seif Eddine
  • Production
    MISR International Films, Le Caire Paris Classics Prod., La Sept
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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