The Yacoubian building

عمارة يعقوبيان [videorecording] = Yacoubian building - The Yacoubian building

DVD - 2007 | Arabic | Widescreen version
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"An eye-catching construction, the Yacoubian building in Cairo was long regarded as the last word in comfort and elegance. Nowadays the veneer has cracked and the shine has dulled to reveal the truth underneath the façade. Through interwoven stories of a number of the residents, the film paints a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo and creates a vibrant but socially critical picture of contemporary Egypt." - Container
Contents: Special features: original theatrical trailer
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.?] : Strand Releasing Home Video, c2007
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD Y WORLD (ARABIC)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Omaret yakobean

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Jun 05, 2012

This is a very disturbing look at life in an unusual former "mansion" in Cairo. The scope of the story is unbelievable; it is a multi-layered tapestry.

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