Directed by Marwan Hamed. With Adel Imam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Essad Youniss. Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, . En plein coeur du Caire, l’immeuble Yacoubian, véritable personnage principal du roman, est prétexte à raconter tout un pan de l’histoire égyptienne, des. L’Immeuble Yacoubian by Alaa El Aswany at – ISBN X – ISBN – Actes Sud – – Softcover.

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Bar Owner Yehia El-Fakharany Selma Cheurfi rated it really liked it Sep 11, No trivia or quizzes yet. Firdaws Guessous rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Bothayna, poor and beautiful, supports her family, wanting to do so with dignity intact. Adel Imam, Lebleba, Sherif Mounir. Retrieved from ” https: The stories of each of the primary characters are often intertwined, at times colliding or converging with one another. Morgan Ahmed Morgan After the revolution, however, “storage sheds on the rooftop were rented out to poor families–a sort of sky-high slum.

From such ‘deformities, the movie argues, Islamic fundamentalism gains its most passionate adherents. Kenza Lahbabi added it Nov 27, However, in their quest for success, they’re forced to resort to illegal Alcacer rated it liked it Dec 14, Sherif Khairy, Adel Imamreturns home to find out that the Israeli Embassy in Egypt took over the building he used to live in. In the foreground is Zaki Bey El Dessouki, or “Zaki Pasha” Adel Imama superannuated playboy kicked out of the family apartment by his mean, half-crazy sister.


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Witnessing the Killing of his father as a kid, Ibraheim is dragged to the criminal underworld of Egypt. On the other hand considering that the main gay immuble is presented as a predator, who gets men drunk while watching straight porn with them in immduble to seduce them and then ends up being strangled to death by one of his tricks, this movie?

To get revenge, he trains as a terrorist — a chain of events that looks frighteningly up-to-date. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Taha El Shazly as Mohamed Imam.

He may seem seedy, but he’s the house aristocrat. But can he refuse a man from a security entity? Kymlicka rated it really liked it Nov 01, It’s a rather sad picture with its disapproval of the present and nostalgia for the past. Laila Lalani says, “Egypt’s young men are yacohbian preys to religious extremism while the country’s young women are victims of sexual exploitation.

Refresh yacuobian try again. With such a lowly father, Taha is turned down by the police academy as not socially adequate to become an officer, and adopts a “plan B,” to major in political science, which leads him to sympathy with the university religions fanatics and he eventually becomes an Islamic fundamentalist.

Myriam added it Dec 22, Together, they give a biting condemnation of a nation that has squandered its promise and which has been forced to compromise its own principles, resulting in a corrupt and undemocratic political system dominated by a single party the fictitious “Patriotic Party”, a thinly veiled version of Egypt’s National Democratic Partya society whose most talented members abandon the country for promising careers abroad, and an increasingly disenchanted and restive populace that has no loyalty to the government and which sees extremist Islam as one of the few viable immeubls to counter growing poverty, economic stagnation, and a perceived degradation of morals and lack of social cohesion.


After the revolution inwhich overthrew King Farouk and gave power to Gamal Abdel Nassermany of the rich foreigners, as well as native landowners and businessmen, who had lived at the Yacoubian fled the country. The slow mental deterioration of a loved one is extremely distressing.

Bothayna as Hind Sabry.

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The Embassy in the Building On Disc at Amazon. Hatem, a gay immehble, seduces and corrupts a young man from the sticks. Nas Mrh rated it really liked it Dec 22, The Yacoubian Building 7. Views Read Edit View history.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The titular Armenian-owned, Twenties Yacoubian Building in the once elegant, restricted central zone of the city “became home to Cairo’s rich and powerful when it opened,” Lalani writes.

Add the first question. Rasheed isn’t mincing, but he reflects an Egyptian discomfort with gayness; still, he’s seen three-dimensionally.

For other uses, see Yacoubian Building disambiguation. Alaa’ Al-Aswany novelWahid Hamid.