The Yacoubian Building

The Yacoubian Building (2006)

TMDb Score
73
Not Yet Rated 2 hr 41 minJun 1st, 2006Drama

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.

Director
Marwan Hamed
Starring
Adel Emamas Zaki El Desouki
Nour El-Sherifas Mohammad Azzam
Hend Sabryas Buthaina