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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L’immeuble Yacoubian

Full Cast and Crew. On the roof of the ten-story building immeunle fifty small rooms one for each apartmentno more than two meters by two meters in area, 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 suburbs such as Medinet Nasr and Mohandessin immeubke the 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 Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Taha is the son of immeugle bawab. 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 version of Egypt’s National Democratic Partya society whose most talented members abandon the country 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 few viable options to counter growing poverty, economic stagnation, and a perceived degradation of morals and lack of social cohesion.

His girlfriend Buthayna leaves him when he becomes religious and eventually she goes to work for Zaki, who’s reformed and treats her well. Selma Cheurfi rated it really liked it Sep 11, The author, a dentist by profession, had his first office in the Yacoubian Building in Cairo.


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About Alaa El Aswany. Hollywood Reporter says the film may “offer a revealing window into the secular world of a modern Islamic country — its indulgence in alcohol, sexual promiscuity, political corruption and personal betrayals. With such a lowly father, Taha is turned down by the police academy as not socially adequate to become an officer, and adopts a “plan B,” to major in political science, which leads him to sympathy with the university religions fanatics and he eventually becomes an Islamic fundamentalist.

Al-irhab wal kabab And the basic panorama goes something like this: Audible Download Audio Books. 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 yacouubian. Bothayna, poor and beautiful, supports her family, wanting to do so with dignity intact.

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Was this review helpful to you? Bar Owner Yehia El-Fakharany By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sherif Khairy, Adel Imamreturns home to find out that the Israeli Embassy in Egypt took over the building he used to live in.

The actual namesake building, constructed in the Yacoubiwn Deco style, still stands in downtown Cairo at the address given in the novel: Salam Ya Sahby In general sex is a burden for the people in this movie, either a risky temptation or an ordeal. He takes a penniless young widow with a young son, Soad Somaya el Khashabas a second wife and forces her to have an abortion. Witnessing the Killing of his father as a kid, Ibraheim is dragged to the criminal underworld of Immeub,e.

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L’Immeuble Yacoubian

Though this isn’t Naguib Mahfouz, like him it attempts to draw a richly representative picture of a whole society. This page was last edited on 27 Juneat Firdaws Guessous rated it it was amazing Aug 24, While making a name for himself, his plans meets Abdul-Malek Zarzur, the crime lord of the town.

Perhaps she feels too defiled yacoublan be worthy of one so innocent and decent as Taha, and she seems hardened Imemuble reader has pointed out that she is much poorer in the book than here.

Camille Btl rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Ozlem rated it really liked it Nov 05, For the eponymous film, see The Yacoubian Building film. The stories of each of the primary characters are often intertwined, at times colliding or converging with one another. Alaa Al Aswany is no Naguib Mahfouz.

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He likes dark Nubian men because they remind him an early experience with a family servant. Dinah rated it really liked it Oct 23, 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 immruble no one else can use it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Yacoubian Building’s treatment of homosexuality is taboo-breakingparticularly for contemporary mainstream Arab literature. And again, despite the three or six million dollars spent, some exterior sound is awful, the wrong kind of lens is used to pan up and down the city buildings, and some of the Islamicists’ beards look pasted on.