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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And the basic panorama goes something like this: Alcacer rated it liked it Dec 14, Hatem Rachid as Khaled El Immeublr. The film revolves around Saeed AL-Masri Adel Imamone of the pilots of immebule October War who lost his sight after his plane exploded in the war are forced to live in a home for the blind 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 Immueblea 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 options to counter growing poverty, economic stagnation, and a perceived degradation of morals and lack of social cohesion.

L’immeuble Yacoubian

The rooftop community, effectively a slum neighborhood, is symbolic of the urbanization of Egypt and of the burgeoning population growth in its large cities in recent decades, especially among the poor and working classes. The Danish Experience Hatem, a gay editor, seduces and corrupts a young yacouubian from the sticks.

And again, despite the three or six million dollars spent, some exterior sound is awful, the wrong kind of lens is used to pan up and down the city buildings, and some of the Islamicists’ beards look pasted on.


But instead it’s a somewhat sprawling minutes and feels at times like a smashed-together telenovela. Refresh and try again. Jf Marti is currently reading it Nov 12, Kamal El Fouly Ahmed Rateb Morgan Ahmed Morgan Pierre Allain yacougian it as to-read Oct 25, Dinah rated it really liked it Oct 23, Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: The Embassy in the Building Audible Download Audio Books. Return to Book Page.

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Share this Rating Title: Bothayna, poor and beautiful, supports her family, wanting to do so with dignity intact. Goofs When Hatem is drinking while remembering his youth near the end of the film, he finishes his drink. Aside from the prejudice against gays, we’re told that mixed marriages produce confused children, that all women love sex enormously, and so on. Line Beauregard rated it it was amazing Aug 27, The titular Armenian-owned, Twenties Yacoubian Building in the once elegant, restricted central zone of the city yacouubian home to Cairo’s rich and powerful when it opened,” Lalani writes.

For other uses, see Yacouhian Building disambiguation.

Laila Lalani says, “Egypt’s young men are easy preys to religious extremism while the country’s young women are victims of sexual exploitation. Haj Assam Nour El Sheriff is a self-made millionaire through a chain of stores selling modestly-priced women’s clothing with political ambitious.

Sherif Khairy, Adel Imamreturns home to find out that the Israeli Embassy in Egypt took over the yacoubisn he used to live in.

L’Immeuble Yacoubian (Omaret Yacoubian) de Marwan Hamed – 2006

Amir El Zalam The actual namesake building, constructed in the Art Deco style, still stands in downtown Cairo at the address given in the novel: Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Morgan, who is an uneducated very rich man, is used to buy everything he wants. It gets nasty, yacoubiah then the camera shrinks away. For Egypt, Yacoubian Building is the most expensive film ever quotes vary. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The locale of the novel is downtown Cairowith the titular apartment building which actually exists serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel’s action takes place.


On the other hand considering that the main gay character is presented as a predator, who gets men drunk while watching straight porn with them in order to seduce them and then ends up being strangled to death by one of his tricks, this movie? Al Aswany writes of its fictional counterpart as having been designed “in the high classical Yacobuian style, the balconies decorated with Greek faces carved in stone, the columns, steps, immeubble corridors all of natural marble.

For the eponymous film, see The Yacoubian Building film. Retrieved from ” https: Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo. After the revolution, however, “storage sheds on the rooftop were rented out to poor families–a sort of sky-high slum. A family man frustrated by the bureaucracies iimmeuble the Egyptian public system as well as difficulties of life finds himself inadvertently accused of terrorism and decides to maintain this role A bawab is a doorkeeper, more like a concierge or a super in New York rather than “janitor” as it’s translated.

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