Marcides “Mercedes” (Egypt: 1993)

Director

Yusri Nasrallah

Cast list

Zaki Abdel Wahab... Nubi

Taheya Cariocca... Warda's Mother

Seif El Dine... (As Seif Eddina)

Ahmad Kama... Ahmed

Magdy Kamel... Gamal

Bassem Samra... Achraf

Youssra... Warda/Afifa

Credits

Producers... Humbert Balsan

Gabriel Khoury

Music... Mohamed Nouh

Cinematography... Ramses Marzouk

Film Editing... Rashida Abdel Salam

Production Design... Onsi Abou Seif

Costume Design... Nahed Nasrallah

Production Management... Sherif Shaban

Assistant Director... Emad El Bahat

Synopsis

Nubi was admitted into a mental hospital by his aristocratic mother who feared his communist inclinations and he leaves to find his biological father. He also goes in search of his half-brother, Gamal who inherits his father's fortune. In the process Nubi is supposed to kill his step-mother, a supposed drug dealer, before she can kill Gamal.

Reviews

Stephan Jolden, Mercedes (1993) Film Review; Nothing Is What It Seems And No One Is EitherThe New York Times (Online Magazine)

New Cinema, Commercial Cinema, and the Modernist Tradition in Egypt by Walter Armbrust. Journal of Comparative Poetics, No. 15, Arab Cinematics: Toward the New and the Alternative (1995), pp. 81-129

Abstracts of Arabic Articles by Hashem al-Nahhas. Journal of Comparative Poetics, No. 15, Arab Cinematics: Toward the New and the Alternative (1995), pp. 272-289