WorldCat Identities

Kamāl, Ḥusayn

Overview
Works: 53 works in 122 publications in 3 languages and 467 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of hedonistic middle-aged friends gather each night on a luxurious 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"--Container
Imbarāṭūrīyat m M empire( Visual )

8 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best loved Egyptian films. On the surface it is an enjoyable family drama, but below the surface it is a political call for liberalism and democracy during Sadat's era
Baʻīdan ʻan al-arḍ( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy starring Egyptian comedian Adel Imam is about two people who get mistaken for political dissidents and get sent to prison to be tortured until they confess their plan to overthrow the regime. A political black comedy about the Nasserite era directed by Hussein Kamal and supposedly based on a true story
Damī-- wa-dumūʻī-- wa-ibtisāmatī( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic work about a young woman called "Nāhid" who was living with her parents and his young brother. She met a young man called "ʻIṣām" and loved him. A very rich businessman called "Salīm" proposed to marry "Nāhid". She approved to help her family but she was divorced after that. She got married from Mamdūḥ who wanted to use her beauty to achieve his works and deals. She became a sweetheart to "ʻAbbās Shākir" who was very rich man. After a long time she met her first lover "ʻIṣām" in Morocco but she decided to leave him because she wasn't the same woman that "ʻIṣām" knew before
al-ʻAdhrāʼ wa-al-shaʻr al-abyaḍ( Visual )

3 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
al-Wād Sayyid al-shaghāl( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 18 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
al-Fukāhah wa-al-majūn fī al-waṭan al-ʻArabī by Ḥusayn Kamāl( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrift on the Nile Thartharah fawqa al-Nīl( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 15 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
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 )

3 editions published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theater director attempts to help a group of homeless people by forming a musical theater troupe
Shayʼ min al-khawf( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 10 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
ʻAlashān khāṭir ʻayūnak( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rayyā wa-Sakīnah( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abī fawqa al-shajarah My father is on the tree( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 7 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
Thartharah fawq al-Nīl( Visual )

1 edition published in 1971 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profound look at the decadence of the Egyptian society during the twilight of the Nasserist era. This film is based on the controversial novel by the Nobel Laureate for Literature Naguib Mahfouz
al-Mustaḥīl( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 6 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
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
Chitchat on the Nile = Dérives sur le Nil( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in Arabic and held by 4 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 take revenge on Marzūq and Futnah. He threw a burner liquid on Marzūq's face. Marzūq divorced Futnah and came back to ʻAlīyāt and got married
 
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Alternative Names
Hussein Kamal

Hussein Kamal Egyptian television, film and theatre director

Kamal, Husain

Kamal, Hussein

حسين كمال، 1932-2003

كمال، حسين

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