Overview

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.

  1. Marwan Hamed

    Director

  2. علاء الأسواني

    Writer

  3. Wahid Hamid

    Screenplay

Facts

Original Title عمارة يعقوبيان

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 1, 2006
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Arabic

Runtime 2h 41m

Budget $3.00

Revenue -

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