“The Original and the Image” .. Stars brilliantly embodied biographical films


9:00 AM

Wednesday 05 August 2020

I wrote – Yasmine Al-Sharqawi:

Many biographical films are exposed to injustice due to comparisons between the original and the actor, and despite the success of some, they are considered cinematic patterns that many producers are reluctant to accept because of their fear of their failure, although there are many biographical films that have received approval and popularity between The masses, especially as they provided the audience with the elements of entertainment and knowledge.

In the following report, we review some biographical films, and a comparison between my original character and the actor he presented.

Sadat days

The film reviews the life of the late President Anwar Sadat, when he was an officer in the army, as the film shed light on his activities in combating the British occupation, leading to the presidency and his assassination.
The film was produced in 2001, and it is considered one of the most successful biographical films. The body of the late Ahmed Zaki, the character of Sadat, was directed by Muhammad Khan.
Jamal Abdulnasser

The film covered the biography of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, from his youth to his death, and the film shed light on the political and military events that he experienced during his work in the armed forces and his presidential term. The film also focused on the differences that erupted after the July Revolution between the leaders of the Revolutionary Command Council and President Mohamed Najib.

The film was produced in 1999, and the artist Khaled Al-Sawi embodied the character of Gamal Abdel Nasser, as well as the late artist Jamil Ratib, the character of Mohamed Naguib, and directed by Anwar Al-Qawadri.

Exquisite injured me

The movie “Badia Masabani” reviewed the march of the Lebanese artist Badia Mousabani based on her memoirs. The film talked about her origins and even her arrival in Cairo and the establishment of the famous Badia Casino, which witnessed the exit of many art symbols. The film also focused on the tragedies she suffered and even retired from the artistic field. .

The film was produced in 1975, and it embodied the character “Badia”, the late artist Nadia Lutfi, and directed the late film Hassan Al-Imam.

The events of the movie “Jamila” revolved around the personality of the Algerian militant Jamila Bouhired, who confronted the French occupation forces, and succeeded in inflicting heavy losses on the occupation until they were required by the leaders.
A beautiful movie produced in 1958, and she embodied the character of the heroine, Magda Al-Sabahi, and wrote his story Youssef Al-Sibai, and the script and dialogue were prepared by Naguib Mahfouz, Abdel-Rahman Al-Sharqawi, Wajih Najib, Ali Al-Zarqani, and directed by Youssef Shaheen.

The film “Al-Fagoumi” addressed the biography of one of the most prominent poets of the late poet, the late poet Ahmed Fouad Najm. The film reviewed the story of his life and the most prominent political events he witnessed and was subjected to arrest and persecution because of his political views 3 times. The film also focused on his relationship with Sheikh Imam.
The film was produced in 2001, starring Khaled Al-Sawi, and written and directed by Issam Al-Shamaa.
Syed Darwish

“Syed Darwish”, the biography of the popular artist Sayed Darwish, explored his national positions after the outbreak of the 1919 revolution, and highlighted his personal life and his famous love story with a great dancer.

The film was produced in 1966, and it embodied the character of Sayed Darwish, the late artist Karam Mutawa, and directed by Ahmed Badrakhan.
The Quartet of Alexandria for “Youssef Chahine”

The late director Youssef Chahine presented his autobiography through 4 films: Alexandria Why ?, An Egyptian Story, Alexandria Violin and Walkman, Alexandria New York.

Films of Youssef Chahine started in 1978 and ended in 2004, and a number of stars embodied his character during the events, perhaps the most prominent of them is: “Mohsen Mohieldin and Nour El Sherif”.

Climb up to the abyss

The film covered a real story in the spy world within the Egyptian-Israeli conflict, through “Heba Selim”, the spy who was recruited by the Israeli intelligence during the war of attrition to spy on Egypt, and it was exposed in Paris.

The film was produced in 1978, and embodied the character of the spy, the late artist Madiha Kamel, under the name “Abla Kamel”. It was directed by Kamal Al-Sheikh.


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