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The Yacoubian Building (Omaret Yakobean)

The Yacoubian Building
  • 2005
  • Egypt
  • 172 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marwan Hamed
  • Cast: Adel Imam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra

Epic adaptation of Alaa Al Aswani's bestselling novel, which delves into the nitty gritty of modern Egyptian life and finds corruption, forbidden love, fundamentalism and the hitherto taboo subject of homosexuality. This scathing satire of modern Egyptian life is marvellously entertaining, and looks fantastic.

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The Yacoubian Building

20 Sep 20074 stars

EPIC DRAMA (PG) 172min With the possible exception of Iran, new cinema from the Arab world gets a fairly raw deal in the UK, so it’s a rare pleasure indeed to immerse oneself in this accessible but sprawling multiple story drama from Egypt based on…

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