Samar Anwar (1990)

  Another colourful dance tableau featuring Samar Anwar and Samir Sabri from the 1990 Egyptian movie ‘Aqtol Mirati wa Laka Tahiyati’ (I Kill my Wife with Greetings). It tells the story of Magdi and Mona played by Sabri and Anwar who kidnap a rich woman and demand a ransom from her husband or they’ll kill her. They plan to use the ransom to start a show band (hence the musical numbers).  What they don’t realise is that the husband wants his wife to die so he can inherit her fortune. The film also starred Sanaa Younis as the kidnapped wife, Samir Ghanem as her husband and Ashraf Abdul Baqi.   The female dancer in this clip, Samar Anwar, was popular in the 80s and 90s playing feisty characters in most of her films.  She’s now notorious in Egypt for her ‘nuke the protesters’ remark prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime, a remark for which she later publicly apologised.

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