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The Yacoubian Building (2006)  link to The Yacoubian Building on IMDb  

Number: 294

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IMDb Rating:
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7.5/10 (4430 votes)

Country: Arabic,

Spoken Languages: Arabic

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Marwan Hamed

Cast: Adel Imam (as Zaki El Dessouki), Nour El-Sherif (as Mohammad Azzam), Youssra (as Christine), Hend Sabry (as Bothayna), Khaled El Sawy (as Hatem Rachid)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English, German, French, Arabic

Plot Outline: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and beautiful, supports her family, wanting to do so with dignity intact. Her former fiancé, Taha, the janitor's son, humiliated by the police, turns to fundamentalism. Hatem, a gay editor, seduces and corrupts a young man from the sticks. Two brothers, Copts, one a tailor and one Zika's factotum, connive for property. Allah is on most everyone's lips, and corruption is in their hearts. European values, both refined and worldly, provide a subtext.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown

Apr 26, 2017