THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING

OMARET YAKOBEAN

By Marwan HAMED

THE BUREAU SALES - as SALES All rights

Drama - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • EGYPT, FRANCE
    • Duration
    • 132 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marwan HAMED
    • Synopsis
    • A record budget, an all-star cast, a script based on a best seller: most 28-year-old novices aren’t handed this kind of project, especially in Egypt, where the novel’s subjects – government corruption, Islamic fundamentalism, homosexuality – are taboo on screen. But the gamble pays off in this sprawling and compelling epic set in a downtown Cairo building that is a symbol of modern Egypt.