El Bulldozer
El Kayf
Al Modmen (The Addict)
Keda Reda
Ava Fleming
Drum Solo Technique & Choreography
Omar Wa Salma 2 (Omar and Salma 2)
Dokkan Shehata (Shehata's Shop)
Al Wa'ed (The Promise)
Fat Chance Belly Dance
Tribal Basics Vol. 8 - Floor Work
Boltia El Eyma (Swimming Boltia)
El Farah (The Wedding)
Morgan Ahmed Morgan
Sadie & Kaya
Pops, Locks & Shimmies 2

 Sponsored Links What's This?
Home  >  DVDs

Imaret Yacoubian (Yacoubian Building)
Imaret Yacoubian (Yacoubian Building)
Various Artists
Read Customer Reviews

Item #: 01DG1000083
Availability: Currently Unavailable
Our Price: $19.95

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.

customer Reviews
Average Review: (4 Customer Reviews)
Showing 4 Reviews

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.

Review and Rate this Item

Sponsored Links What's This?
MAQAM® Search

Follow MAQAM on Twitter

My Shopping Cart

Sami Yusuf
Mawlaya Salli
Kazem Al Saher
La Tazedeh Lawaah
Amal Hijazi
Waylak Min Allah
Khaled Aggag
Bent El Hetta
Fadl Shaker
Tarab Vol. 2
Ali Aldik
El Natour
Nojoum 2010 - Vol. 1
Fadl Shaker
Tarab Vol. 1
Ragheb Alama
Sineen Rayha
Lebanese Mix 2010
Eh Fi Amal
Hani Shaker
Baadak Maleesh
Najwa Karam
Sahret El Omr - Live
Qanoon Kayfak
Aghani Wa Dabkat from Jordan
Home | Arabic Music Keyboards | Middle Eastern Dance | Arabic Karaoke Player | Arabic Music CD Catalog | Arabic DVDs
Arabic Music MP3 | Musical Instruction | Arabic Music Accessories | Middle Eastern Gifts
New Arabic Music & Belly Dance Releases & Arrivals | Arabic Music by Category | Arabic Music by Artist
Arabic Music Compilations | On Sale
MAQAM® Club | MAQAM® Information Center | Wholesale | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | About Us
Copyright© 1998-2019. MAQAM®, a 3B Media, Inc. Company. All Rights Reserved. Conditions of Use
Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of any component of this site, in whole or in part, is a violation of applicable federal copyright laws and international copyright treaties.