Ali Abd-El-Zaher is a member of an Isalmic radical group which has been launching attacks against the government and the society under the orders of the spiritual leader Brother Saif. Adel Imam as Zaki Pasha. Alaa’ Al-Aswany novel , Wahid Hamid. The Danish Experience Already have an account? A family man frustrated by the bureaucracies of the Egyptian public system as well as difficulties of life finds himself inadvertently accused of terrorism and decides to maintain this role While making a name for himself, his plans meets Abdul-Malek Zarzur, the crime lord of the town.
Also, it tackles so many issues and problems in the Egyptian society from corruption, to prostitution to homosexuality to many other things, things that the Egyptian cinema has been too conservative, or “shy” to handle because they are all taboo. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Yes No Report this. Learn more More Like This. More Top Movies Trailers. With the opening of the country to foreign capital in the s, the downtown district became outmoded, and apartments in the building were let out as offices including the clinic where Alaa al Aswany first practised as a dentist. Sherif Khairy, Adel Emam , returns home to find out that the Israeli Embassy in Egypt took over the building he used to live in. Jun 5, Rating:
Egyptian movie deals with the issue of corruption in Egypt and the Egyptian police excesses, embodies all of this in the character of the police officer, “Hatem”. The stories of each of the primary characters are intertwined, at times colliding or converging with one another. However I have to point out that Mohammad Imam’s performance was somewhat shaky, but he overall gave an OK performance for his first movie. Dawlat El Dessouky as Issad Younis.
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Omaret Yakobean is my new favorite movie because well everything about it is done perfectly, as in yacoubbian, music, storyline, characters As in the novel, the film’s version of the building is “in the yacounian classical European style, the balconies decorated with Greek faces carved in stone Movie Info This epic drama tackles controversial issues, including the taboo of homosexuality, while exploring the lives of tenants in a Cairo apartment building.
It’s a bold film for an Arabic country. While Mahfouz had a greater success in English and French than in his mother tongue, the Arabic Yacoubian is now in its ninth edition.
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The Yacoubian Building distinguishes itself both as the most expensive Egyptian film ever made and, despite its nearly three-hour running time, one of the most watchable.
Bothayna as Hind Sabry. Views Read Edit View history. Log in with Facebook. Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister.
Audible Download Audio Books. The slow mental deterioration of a loved one is extremely distressing. A story of Saeid and Marzouq two friends who made it through poverty and aspire to become successful businessmen.
Dec 8, Rating: It went on to gross LE 20 million during its initial theatrical run. Mohamed Imam as Taha El-Shazli. Already have 3imaratt account? Having received the Adults Only seal from the board of censors in Egypt, the 3imarta debuted on June 25 to box office returns of over LE 6, in its first week, according to Al Ahram daily, giving it the record for the biggest debut ever for a theatrical film in Egypt.
Even Islamic militancy, or what the Egyptians call gihad, is just a drug like Black Label whisky or picking up police recruits or dope or groping young women on crowded buses in Tahrir Square.
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Whether in fact, or merely in fiction, old store-rooms on the roof of the building are rented in the novel to poor immigrants from the villages, so 3inarat Aswany manages to have both a fjlm apartment block and a teeming Mahfouzian alley in the air.
A grand and soapy experience set in the fading glory of apartments meant for a better time and place. Search for ” The Yacoubian Building ” on Amazon. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
It has been filmed by Marwan Hamed with a care and expense unprecedented in the Egyptian cinema. Learn more More Like This.