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La Tutfe al Shams

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Director  Salah Abu Seif
Screenplay  Helmy Halim
Producer  Omar Sharif
Country  Egypt
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Genre  Romance
Story by  Ihsan Abdel Quddous
Language  Arabic
La Tutfe al Shams movie poster
Writer  Ihsan Abdel Quddous, Helmy Halim
Release date  December 25, 1961
Cast  Faten Hamama (Layla), Imad Hamdi (Fathi), Nadia Lutfi (Actress), Ahmed Ramzy (Mamdouh), Shukry Sarhan (Ahmed)
Similar movies  Faten Hamama movies, Movies about Egypt, Romance movies

La Tutf'e al-Shams (Arabic: لا تطفئ الشمس‎‎, English: Don't Set the Sun Off or The Sun Will Never Set) is a 1961 Egyptian romance film. Directed by the Egyptian film director Salah Abu Seif, this film is based on a novel with the same name written by the Egyptian novelist Ihsan Abdel Quddous and co-written by Helmy Halim. The film was presented in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1962 and was selected as one of the best 150 Egyptian film productions in 1996. The film starred Faten Hamama, Imad Hamdi, Nadia Lutfi, Ahmed Ramzy, Shukry Sarhan and Layla Taher.



An aristocratic family is torn down after the death of its patriarch. He leaves alone his widow wife and five of his daughters and sons. His eldest son, Ahmed (Shukry Sarhan), takes the role of the man in the house and helps his mother take care of his brother and sisters. Mamdouh (Ahmed Ramzy), his brother, is a self-centered man who refuses to follow his brother's step and decides to make his own decisions in his life. Meanwhile, despite restricting social conventions, Layla (Faten Hamama) falls in love with her piano teacher, a married man who is years older than she is, and marries him. The other two daughters accept their conditions and move on. Layla and Mamdouh's impetuous decisions result in unfortunate consequences. Layla divorces her husband shortly after their marriage and Mamdouh dies in a car accident after a quarrel. Ahmed finds the strength to face his brother's death and enrolls in the army to fight in the war. His sister falls in love with another soldier in the war, and Ahmed himself falls in love with a woman and marries her.


  • Faten Hamama as Layla
  • Imad Hamdi as Fathi
  • Nadia Lutfi as Ahmed's girlfriend and wife
  • Ahmed Ramzy as Mamdouh
  • Shukry Sarhan as Ahmed
  • Layla Taher as Nabila
  • References

    La Tutf'e al-Shams Wikipedia
    La Tutfe al-Shams IMDb La Tutfe al-Shams

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