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Yacoubian Building, The
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A 3-hour, engaging, well-rounded, controversial Oscar-nominated 2006 film based on Alaa Al Aswanis bestselling novel about an eclectic group of Egyptian residents at an once opulent apartment building built in Cairo in 1937, including the janitors son (Mohamed Imam) who turns to terrorism after being denied a job as a policeman; the comely, disillusioned daughter (Hend Sabri) of a widow who begins working for an elderly Don Juan (Adel Imam) who was evicted and then sued by his shrill, petty sister (Issad Youniss) after a hooker stole her diamond ring and finds herself indebted to a greedy tailor (Ahmed Bedir); a self-serving car dealership owner (Nour El Sherif) with political ambitions who secretly marries a single mother (Somaya El Khashab) to fulfill his lustful desires; and the manipulative, gay editor-in-chief (Khaled El Sawy) of a newspaper who flirts with a married, guilt-ridden soldier (Bassem Samra).

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