The Yacoubian Building

24/03/2008
  |  Book Tickets: 11/07/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 24/03/2008
  |  172 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

A glimpse of Egyptian society as seen through the inhabitants of one of Cairo's oldest buildings. Based on the best-selling Egyptian novel, director Marwan Hamed shines a light on the diverse social stratas evident in Egyptian society, through the lives of the people who live in a luxury apartment building - originally built in the 1930s, but whose grandeur is now fading. With a broad range of narratives and characters, the film tackles sensitive issues such as Islamic-fundamentalism, homosexuality and corruption with a humorous touch.

Contains strong bloody violence
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