Nabila Ebeid (1992)

This 1992 movie is based on ‘Samara al Amir’, a short story of the same name by Naguib Mahfouz, The film starred Nabila Ebeid who’s dancing in this scene.  Also starring were Mariam Fakreddine, Waheed Seif, Mohamed Wafik and Ramses Marzouk. Marzouk was also the film’s cinematographer. The film tells the tale of a poor girl who is exploited by those around her but who becomes a famous bellydancer.
(In case you’d like to see more of Nabila, there are other clips on TheCarovan and out on the net.  FYI alternate spellings of her surname are ‘Obeid”, “Ubeid”, “Ebid” and “Abeid”.)

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