‘Desire’ Gets Nadia al Gondi, Elham Shahin Together

Published January 23rd, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Egyptian director Ali Bader Khan has wrapped up editing the new film al Raghba (Desire) costarring two female film stars, Nadia al Gondi and Elham Shahin. 

The film, which is based on the American play “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, was scripted by Rafiq al Sabban and costarring along with al Gondi and Shahin, Yaser Galal and Salah Abdulla. 

However, this the first time for Gondi and Shahin and Bader Khan and Gondi to get together.  

The film is about two sisters, the younger Laila (Elham Shahin) who lives a simple romantic life preferring to live with her poor husband (Yaser Galal) to living with his rich family. Her elder sister Neamat (Nadia al Gondi) is a show off and seeks wealth. 

For certain reasons the family looses its fortune the fact that forces Neamat to live with her younger sister and to start luring her husband to fall in love with her. This causes many problems between the two sisters and spurs the younger one to put her elder sister in a lunatic asylum.  

“The script was taken from the American heritage which I have admired for a long time for its top drama and big performance capabilities despite the limited number of actors,” Bader Khan told the daily al Hayat in his comments on the film. 

The original script by Tennessee Williams which Bader Khan based his film on attracted many directors from all over the world who found it rich with a content suitable to understand the status quo from the analytical or psychological perspective. The original script is considered one of the most drama scripts, which have caused a turn in the modern theater. It has been translated into Arabic many times and was directed for the stage by more than one Arab director -- Albawaba.com 


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