File: Alhamour H.A movie poster.
After being screened in Saudi Cinemas, Egyptian cinemas will present the Saudi comedy-drama movie “Alhamour H.A.” on February 15.
The movie is directed by Abdulelah Alqurashi and written by Hani Kadour and Omar Bahabri; co-starring Fahad Al-Qahtani, Khaled Yeslam, Ismail Al-Hassan, Khayria Abu Laban, Hussam Al-Harthy, Ali Al-Sharif, and Fatima Al-Banawi who took part in Cairo International Film Festival, most recently as a jury member in one the Festival’s competitions.
“Alhamour H.A.” is regarded as the first Saudi movie to be -commercially- presented in Egyptian cinemas.
Egyptian musician Hesham Nazih composed the soundtrack of the movie.
Director Alqurashi stated that he is glad because of Nazih’s participation in the movie.
Alqurashi declared " Nazih participated in the movie at the later stage of the post-production and music composition, he perfectly composed the soundtrack , thud everyone loved the movie.”
The movie’s genres are drama and comedy.
Additionally, the movie is based on true events that occurred in Jeddah; the story of Hamour Sawwa who is the most popular fraudster in the history of KSA.
This fraud occurred in the early 2000s, particularly 2004, when the businessman established a group of fraudsters to raise funds from stakeholders and offer fake profits.
Subsequently, the victims reached over 40000 with sums of one billion and 400 million SAR through the security guard “Hamed” who accumulated a vast fortune by non-traditional methods, assisted by a group of friends and acquaintances. Eventually, his kingdom started to break down due to his depravity and his partners as well.
It is noteworthy that it is the second feature movie of director Alqurashi, following “Rollem”.
Alqurashi said "I have had the movie’s idea in mind for a while now, since I’ve been working in the banking field. It is also linked with my friend AbdulIlah who is fond of IPO and stock purchases. I have watched certain scenes before like throwing cash from the top of the palace, asking for contributions. This scene has been carved in my mind since 2004. When I got interested in cinema and headed to the USA in 2010 for study, I wanted to turn this idea into a movie”.