Four in an Official Mission - أربعة في مهمة رسمية

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This charming comedy marks a change of gears for Egyptian film legend Ahmed Zaki, who's more commonly associated with intense dramas and action films. Zaki portrays Anwar, a daydreamer who hopes to find adventure and meaning in his ordinary life. He finds work with a government agency and thinks he's in for the same routine, but gets more than he bargained for when he's assigned a task that's anything but ordinary: he must escort a monkey, a donkey, and a goat cross-country to another government agency.

In an intriguing departure from other Egyptian film posters of the period, the authentic photographic style mirrors that of prominent Arab magazine covers of the 1980s and '90s. Also interestingly, this is one of the few Egyptian film posters to depict animals prominently: Zaki is shown having the time of his life riding a donkey, accompanied by a curiously calm goat, and with a chimpanzee clinging to his back! This poster is an amazingly uplifting and unique work of film art.

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 Year 1987
Dimensions 27 x 39 in
70 x 100 cm
Condition Very good vintage condition. Minimal signs of wear along the edges and fold lines.
Artist Ali El-Sayyed
Printer Unknown
Medium Offset lithography

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