The Yacoubian Building

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The Yacoubian Building

cairo egypt arabian social commentary historical

The Yacoubian Building

Release Date: June 01, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Arab Co, Good News
Director    :   Marwan Hamed
Producers    :   Adel Adeeb, Nabil Sobhy, Emad El-Den Adib, Ayman Shawky
Writers    :   Wahid Hamid, Alaa Al Aswany
RunTime    :   161 mins.

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.

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