Souad Hosni and Taheya Karioka (1972)

This is the pivotal scene in the 1972 film ‘Khali balek min Zouzou” which starred Soad Hosni as Zouzou, a girl who’s a university student by day but a paid dancer and singer by night. Her life as an entertainer is a shameful secret and she hides it. Hussein Fahmy plays her professor/lover.  In this scene, the dance troupe led by Zouzou’s mother is performing at a wedding party attended by Zouzou (in red) and her lover.  The part of Zouzou’s mother is played by legendary Egyptian bellydancer Taheya Karioka and the singer in this clip is Shafik Galal.  Zouzou has no idea that her lover’s scheming former fiancee has hired Zouzou’s mother’s troupe.  General shock all round and Zouzou dances when her mother is unable to continue.

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