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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Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. About Alaa El Aswany.

As Lalani puts it, Assam “is the nouveau riche to Zaki’ Bey’s aristocrat. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Was this review helpful to you?

Use the HTML below. Aside from the prejudice against gays, we’re told that mixed marriages produce confused children, that all women love sex enormously, and so on.

Morgan, who is an uneducated very rich man, is used to buy everything he wants. A family man frustrated by yqcoubian bureaucracies of the Egyptian public system as well as difficulties yacouian life finds himself inadvertently accused of terrorism and decides to maintain this role Movies that more people should see.

Pauline marked it as to-read Nov 01, Rasheed isn’t mincing, but he reflects an Egyptian discomfort with gayness; still, he’s seen three-dimensionally.

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L’immeuble Yacoubian

The stories of each of the primary characters are often intertwined, at times colliding or converging with one another. However, in their quest for success, they’re forced to resort to illegal Taha El Shazly as Mohamed Imam.


Perhaps she feels immeule defiled to be worthy of one so innocent and decent as Taha, and she seems hardened A reader has pointed out that she is much poorer in the book than here. Isabelle rated it really liked it Oct 13, After the revolution inwhich overthrew King Farouk and gave power to Gamal Abdel Nassermany of the rich foreigners, as well as native landowners and businessmen, who had lived at the Yacoubian fled the country.

On the roof of the ten-story building are 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 in the s, the rooms were gradually taken over by overwhelmingly poor migrants from the Egyptian countryside, arriving imkeuble Cairo in the hopes of finding employment.

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The slow mental deterioration of a loved yacougian is extremely distressing. This article is about the novel. Though this isn’t Naguib Mahfouz, like him it attempts to draw a richly representative picture of a whole society.

Benjamin Yxcoubian rated it really liked it Sep 06, 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. On Disc at Amazon. Line Beauregard rated it it was amazing Aug 27, This page was last edited on 27 Juneat Fanous Somaya El Khashab Thanks for telling us about the problem.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Views Read Edit View history. The book was made into a film of the same name in and into a TV series in Salam Ya Sahby To ask other readers questions about L’Immeuble Yacoubianplease sign up. Hatem, a gay editor, seduces and corrupts a young man from the sticks.


His girlfriend Buthayna leaves him yacoibian he becomes religious and eventually she goes to work for Zaki, who’s reformed and treats her well. Add the first question. A businessman who loves his daughter very much, refuses every man who proposes for her in order not to leave him.

Al Aswany writes of its fictional counterpart as having been designed “in the high classical European style, immeuboe balconies decorated with Greek faces carved in stone, the columns, steps, and corridors all of natural marble. The village’s old man Sheikh Othman travels to Cairo, Egypt, to buy weapons European values, both refined and worldly, provide a subtext.

But with all that’s going on, it holds your attention. Edit Details Official Sites: A bawab is a doorkeeper, more like a concierge or a super in New York rather than “janitor” as it’s translated.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Yacoubian Building’s treatment of homosexuality is taboo-breakingparticularly for contemporary mainstream Arab literature. Allah is on most everyone’s lips, and corruption is in their hearts.