WorldCat Identities

Kamāl, Ḥusayn

Overview
Works: 55 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 472 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  History  Dark comedy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ḥusayn Kamāl
 
Most widely held works by Ḥusayn Kamāl
Thartharah fawqa al-Nīl = Adrift on the Nile( Visual )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of hedonistic middle-aged friends gather each night on a houseboat for dancing, love-making and smoking hashish. When a young news reporter visits the houseboat to write a story on the group, she is outraged to learn the tragic depths of their social alienation
Baʻīdan ʻan al-arḍ( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced woman meets a new man during an ocean voyage from Egypt to Tunisia
Iḥnā butūʻ al-utūbīs( Visual )

5 editions published in 1979 in Arabic and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political dramatic work. The events were before Arab-Israeli War, 1967. Jābir and his neighbour Marzūq were at a bus, they fighted with the conductor. They went to the police as Jābir and Marzūq were arrested. Unfortunately they were transfered with some political prisoners to one of the political prisons. There the leader of the prison forced them to confess that they were distributing political pamphlets against the government and they should sign that confession. They refused and they had been tortured due to that. Finally the prisoners revolted against the leader of the prison and his followers. The events ended with Marzūq's death during the struggles between them
Damī-- wa-dumūʻī-- wa-ibtisāmatī( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic work about a young woman called "Nāhid" who lives with her parents and her younger brother. She meets a young man called "ʻIṣām" and falls in love him but when a very rich businessman called "Salīm" proposes marriage to her, she accepts to help her family financially. After her divorce her life becomes a series of ups and downs
al-ʻAdhrāʼ wa-al-shaʻr al-abyaḍ( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buthaynah, adopted daughter of Dawlat and Midhat, grows into a young woman, but things become complicated when she falls in love with her adoptive father
Imbrāṭūrīyat "m"( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best loved Egyptian films: on the surface it is and enjoyable family dramabelow it is a political call for liberalism and democracy during Sadat's era
al-Wād Sayyid al-shaghāl( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story makes fun of the ultra-rich and their antics. The master of the house keeps divorcing his wife for various reasons. By Arab law you can not remarry your wife a fourth time until someone else marries her. When they divorce, the couple may remarry. When the main character wants to remarry his wife a fourth time, he must find someone to marry his ex-wife so he can eventually remarry her again
Abī fawq al-shajarah = My father is on the tree by Iḥsān ʻAbd al-Qaddūs( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular and biggest grossing Egyptian films of all time. This is also the last musical by singing sensation ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ. It contains some of his most popular songs
Imbarāṭūrīyat m = M empire( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best loved Egyptian films: on the surface it is an enjoyable family drama below it is a political call for liberalism and democracy during Sadat's era. Written by the great Hussein Kamal and featuring a superb cast led by "the Lady of the Arab Screen" Faten Hamama
al-Fukāhah wa-al-majūn fī al-waṭan al-ʻArabī by Ḥusayn Kamāl( Book )

in Arabic and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Masāṭīl = Stoners( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of four people whose lives are turned upside-down when they get involved in the drug culture
Mawlid yā dunyā = Life is a carnival( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theater director attempts to help a group of homeless people by forming a musical theater troupe
ʻAlashān khāṭir ʻuyūnik( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rayyā wa-Sakīnah( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a famous criminal case which happened in Alexandria in 1919-1920
Days and nights = Ayyām wa-layālī( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the Egyptian cinema's most romantic musical films. It tells the story of a troubled love affair, when a boy takes the blame for an accident his brother caused
Shayʼ min al-khawf( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic work. The events light upon a village in Upper Egypt called "al-Dāhashinah". There were a group of criminals and their leader called "ʻAtrīs" who was so aggressive. "ʻAtrīs" was forcing people to pay money for him. He had a grandson called "ʻAtrīs" too. But he was completely different than his grandfather. He was so decent and quiet. The grandson grew up and became a young man. He loved a young woman called "Fuʼādah" who was very kind, beautiful and brave. The grandfather was killed by one of the village's people. It was a break point in ʻAtrīs life. He became a carbon copy of his grandfather but "Fuʼādah" still the only weak point that made an affection on "ʻAtrīs". He proposed to marry Fuʼādah. Her father accepted the proposal without telling her so she refused. Finally "ʻAtrīs" was burnet and died
al-Ḥubb taḥta al-maṭar( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic work about a photographer called "Ḥasan" who used his house as a bawdy house. ʻAlīyāt and Sanīyah were halting on Ḥasan's house to earn some money. Sanīyah's brother "Marzūq" proposed to ʻAlīyāt and the officer "Ibrāhīm" proposed to Sanīyah. The director "Muḥammad Rashwān" met Marzūq and offered him to act with the artist "Futnah" who loved Marzūq and they got married. After the seperation between Marzūq and ʻĀdil, She came back to Ḥasan's house. ʻĀdil decided to revenge from Marzūq and Futnah. He threw a burner liquid on Marzūq's face. Marzūq divorced futnah and came back to ʻAlīyāt and got married
Chitchat on the Nile = Dérives sur le Nil( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portret van de decadente Egyptische jetset in de laatste jaren van het Nasser-regime (1967-1970)
al-Mustaḥīl( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic work. Ḥilmī was a young man who had a weak personality, he lived under the effect of his father so much that he had chosen a wife and even the furniture of his house for him. After his father's death Ḥilmī tried to release himself from that effect. He knew a woman called Nānī who was married to her brother-in-law after her sister was died to raise her children. Also he met Fāṭimah the free lawyer who was divorced from her husband because he was reactionist. The events went through those relations but he finally returned back to his wife
Shayʼ min al-khawf( Visual )

2 editions published in 1969 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic work. The events light upon a village in Upper Egypt called "al-Dāhashinah". There were a group of criminals and their leader called "ʻAtrīs" who was so aggressive. "ʻAtrīs" was forcing people to pay money for him. He had a grandson called "ʻAtrīs" too. But he was completely different than his grandfather. He was so decent and quiet. The grandson grew up and became a young man. He loved a young woman called "Fuʼādah" who was very kind, beautiful and brave. The grandfather was killed by one of the village's people. It was a break point in ʻAtrīs life. He became a carbon copy of his grandfather but "Fuʼādah" still the only weak point that made an affection on "ʻAtrīs". He proposed to marry Fuʼādah. Her father accepted the proposal without telling her so she refused. Finally "ʻAtrīs" was burnet and died
 
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Alternative Names
Hussein Kamal

Hussein Kamal Egyptian television, film and theatre director

Hussein Kamal filmregisseur uit Egypte (1932-2003)

Kamal, Husain

Kamal, Hussein

Камаль, Хусейн

حسين كمال، 1932-2003

كمال، حسين

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