ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān

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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 facade. 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.


  • Based on the book: ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān / by Alaa El Aswany.
  • Crew credits from container.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
  • Includes original theatrical trailer (2 min.).
  • DVD.
  • In Arabic with English subtitles.
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