Lebanese singer/actor Nicole Saba celebrated the screening of her latest film “1/8 Dastit Shayateen” (1/8 of a dozen devils) in Lebanon earlier this month. The Egyptian Ambassador in Lebanon and a number of artists attended the event.
The film revolves around four crooks played by Nicole and Egyptian actors Mohammad Rajab, Khaled Saleh, and Lutfi Labib.
One of the crooks is caught in the act and he begins his journey into rehabilitation. He thinks he has accumulated enough wealth to stop stealing and to lead a normal life. However, the remaining three refuse to accept his decision and decide to rob him of his fortune so that he will be forced to continue a life of crime.
Nicole also starred in the film “Qisset Al Hai Al Sha’bi” (The Story of the Common Neighborhood), starring Tal’at Zakaria and folk-singer Saed Al Sagheer.
The film was written by Ahmad Abdullah, directed by Ashraf Baqi and produced by Ahmad Al Sabki.
Nicole plays the role of a young woman in love with modern music. She is forced to lead of a folk music band, previously led by her mother, and the film depicts her struggle to fulfill her dreams.
According to the London based Elaph, Nicole took folk singing lessons to prepare for the role.
Nicole said she considers the film an opportunity to prove her ability to act, after her successful appearance in the film “The Dutch Experience,” alongside comedian-actor Adel Imam.