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Imaret Yacoubian (Yacoubian Building)
Imaret Yacoubian (Yacoubian Building)
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The hit movie based on the number one selling novel in the Arab world by Dr. Alaa' Aswani: Imaret Yacoubian (Yacoubian Building). The book (and film) explores the complex issues in modern Egyptian society through the stories of the residents of a building called "Yacoubian". Their sordid lives weave a complex web of political corruption, sexual taboos, social oppression, religious extremism, and governmental control and torture. It took the Arab literary and film communities by storm, having been published and adapted as a movie with top stars of film and stage. This type of expression is unprecedented in Egypt, as never before have such elements been portrayed so candidly and with such brutal honesty to the Arab viewer. Starring Adel Imam, Nour El Sharif, Yusra, Hind Sabri, Isa'ad Younes, Ahmad Rateb, and Ahmad Bidayr. Script by Wahid Hamed, Directed by Marwan Hamed. SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, AND GERMAN. RUNNING TIME 162 MIN.

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by T.J.
on 6/27/2009


Karima....How could you possibly think this movie was going to be a comedy? Did you read the description on the website????? This was a great movie! It is on par with any Hollywood drama!

by Kristopher Kury
on 2/10/2009


OMG this movie is based on one of the top novels every published. It is a great movie that brings out all the issues in modern arab society. i think the screen play really does the book justice and it is so well acted, directed, and produced. im so glad they had the guts to make the controversial book into a movie and then to do it so well is a great achievement. i highly recommend this both to arabs and non-arabs. it is a perfect window into arab culture, society, taboos, etc. two big thumbs up!

by Jessica
on 11/21/2008


An excellent movie! I do not speak Arabic, but the English subtitles are great. The movie is engrossing, and extremely well done.

by Karima
on 1/12/2008


I hated this movie I was under the impression that it was comedy only realize that it was quite the opposite. Somehow it was disturbing and was dark in some areas. I did not get the gist of the movie whatsoever. Bits and pieces but somehow it did not fit altogether it was weak and very incoherent in my opinion. If you have nerves of steel watch if not don't even attempt to. It is a shame that Adel Imam starred in it. (deaanoh) However he might have been trying to prove a point. I did not get this movie at all.

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