‘Laughing Man’ on Syrian Small Screen
Syrian director A’laa Eddin al Sha’ar has recently wrapped up shooting his TV film entitled al Rajol al Dahek (Laughing Man) scripted by Wadie’ Esmander.
The film is based on the short story of the American novelist Henry Pall and will be produced by the Syrian TV, according to the London based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat.
Costarring in the film are Zuhair Abdel Karim, Suzanne al Saleh, Essam A’bji, Yasin Baqqosh and Andrea Sakkaf.
The film is about a history teacher who abandons his profession after he faces a funny situation when he meets a real estate broker whom he calls to see the bad performance of his son at school. Afterwards the teacher discovers that he is talented with a roaring sound when he laughs, the fact that prompts his opportunist friend to open a special office to make use of his laughter in concerts, features and advertisements. This situation causes embarrassment for the teacher’s family and represents exploitation by his friend of his boon.
On the other hand Sha’ar is gearing up to release his new TV series which will be shot at the end of this month. He will tackle in this series the draft, which hit some lands in the Syrian central region and the social impact of this on the farmers in the 1950s -- Albawaba.com