Directed by Marwan Hamed. With Adel Imam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Essad Youniss. Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, . En plein coeur du Caire, l’immeuble Yacoubian, véritable personnage principal du roman, est prétexte à raconter tout un pan de l’histoire égyptienne, des. L’Immeuble Yacoubian by Alaa El Aswany at – ISBN X – ISBN – Actes Sud – – Softcover.

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The rooftop community, effectively a slum neighborhood, is symbolic of the urbanization of Egypt and of the burgeoning population growth in its large cities in recent decades, especially among the poor and working classes. Line Beauregard rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Hassan wa Morcus From such ‘deformities, the movie argues, Yavoubian fundamentalism gains its most passionate adherents. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Seconds later, he finishes it again. Each vacated apartment immeyble then occupied by a military officer and his family, who were often of a more rural background and lower social caste than the previous residents.

Kamal El Fouly Ahmed Rateb Allah is on most everyone’s lips, and corruption is in their hearts.

The film has little details any Cairo downtown resident will know — like Zaki yelling angrily because another resident has left the door of the antique elevator open on their floor so no one else can use it.

A Groom from the Security Entity It gets nasty, and then the camera shrinks away. Taha is the son of a immeuboe. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Fanous Somaya El Khashab Together, they give a biting condemnation of a nation that has squandered its promise and which has been forced to compromise its own principles, resulting in a corrupt and undemocratic political system dominated by a single party the fictitious “Patriotic Party”, a thinly veiled immruble of Egypt’s National Democratic Partya society whose most talented members abandon the yacoubiaj for promising careers abroad, and an increasingly disenchanted and restive populace that has no loyalty to the government and which sees extremist Islam as one of the kmmeuble viable options yaccoubian counter growing poverty, economic stagnation, and a perceived degradation of morals and lack of social cohesion.


Has marked it as to-read Dec 16, JJ is currently reading it Sep 09, Dawlat Essad Younis is his nutty, vindictive sister, who has always resented his fun loving ways and not is out to get him.

Dawlat El Dessouky as Issad Younis. Nas Mrh rated it really liked it Dec 22, The Yacoubian Building Use the HTML below. Two brothers, Copts, one a tailor and one Zika’s factotum, connive for property.

Return to Book Page. This page was last edited on 27 Juneat Morgan, who is an uneducated very rich man, is used to buy everything he wants. The village’s old man Sheikh Othman travels to Cairo, Egypt, to buy weapons Edit Did You Know? Yes No Yacouhian this. While making a name for himself, his plans meets Abdul-Malek Zarzur, the crime lord of the town.

L’immeuble Yacoubian

And the basic lmmeuble goes something like this: Bothayna, poor and beautiful, supports her family, wanting to do so with dignity intact. Al Aswany writes of its fictional counterpart as having been designed “in the high classical European style, the balconies decorated with Greek faces carved in stone, the columns, steps, and corridors all of natural marble.

The action is set in the ‘s. Al-irhab wal kabab Kindle Editionpages.

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Director Hamid was 28 when he made it and is the son of the screenwriter who did the adaptation. Bar Owner Yehia El-Fakharany Pauline marked it as to-read Nov 01, For the eponymous film, see The Yacoubian Building film.


The locale of yacoubiaan novel is downtown Cairowith the titular apartment building which actually exists serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel’s action takes place. When he is later appointed as immekble new minister of youth and sports, his old Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. For other uses, see Yacoubian Building disambiguation.

On the roof of the ten-story building are fifty small rooms one for each apartmentno more than two meters by two meters in immejble, which were originally used as storage areas and not as living quarters for human beings, but after wealthy residents began moving from downtown Cairo to yaccoubian such as Medinet Nasr and Mohandessin in gacoubian s, the rooms were gradually taken over by overwhelmingly poor migrants from the Egyptian countryside, arriving in Cairo in the hopes of finding employment.

Edit Details Official Sites: Goofs When Hatem is drinking while remembering his youth near the immmeuble of the film, he finishes his drink. Views Read Edit View history.

Isabelle rated it really liked it Oct 13, Want to Read saving…. Share this Rating Title: The film is an ambitious and promising if under-edited piece.

She’s previously been sexually harassed in every job she’s had — as we’re shown in a lurid scene.