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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Original name: عمارة يعقوبيان
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 161 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, politics, couple relations, religions or cults, midlife crisis, political corruption, gender, terrorism, journalism, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, muslim, homosexual, age difference, homosexuality, brother sister relationship, corrupt politician, soldier, society, conservative, terrorist, arab, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east

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