But the power and the humor of the movie it is quite funny, despite being tragic transcends all that and makes those minor faults. I rate this a four -- I really like it. In fact, The Yacoubian Building is arguably oversexed, too many of the characters too simplistically driven by lust, such as Hatim: This is why he is always looking for a stable relationship with a permanent lover so that he can satisfy his needs safely and restrict his homosexuality to his nighttime hours in bed, for when he is alone, without a lover, temptation seizes him and his importunate lust pushes him into ignominious situations. Tutti i personaggi sono tormentati per un motivo o per un altro, ma i due più semplici e meno idealisti sono gli unici a trovare davvero la felicità. Apart from his self-gratifying exploits, Zaki has no real work. And, with quiet coldness Al Aswany is a dentist , condemns us as the real culprits of what has happened to our society.
And not just for the sexual content, which I'm sure is the reason half the people who read this pick it up. Two brothers, Copts, one a tailor and one Zika's factotum, connive for property. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. It has interesting insight into relationships of all kinds - homosexual men in a society that may look the other way if they like you enough, women who marry to support their families, and the rights of children after the death of a parent. Insgesamt jedenfalls schreibt al-Aswani mit so viel Tempo, Witz und Herz, dass man diese Bestandesaufnahme aus dem heutigen Ägypten begierig wie kräftigen Mokka schlürft -- und erst nachher realisiert, dass man auch den dunklen Bodensatz aus Zorn und Hoffnungslosigkeit absorbiert hat.
As an Egyptian who has long given up on the quality and substance of Egyptian films, I was pleasantly surprised to see this movie. I couldn't put it down! The moment you take power, they submit to you and grovel to you and you can do what you want with them. Though Abduh, an illiterate family man from rural Egypt, appears to have consensually entered into a relationship with Hatim, a refined editor of a newspaper, it is never clear whether he is in it for pleasure or by necessity. There's the sex-obsessed Zaki Bey, and his servant Abaskharon -- and Abaskharon's brother Malak, who gets a toehold on the Yacoubian roof and underhandedly manages to take hold of other bits and pieces, with designs for even more. E sono anche gli unici che, con tutti i loro difetti, non fanno mai male a nessuno. لم نعد في الحارة التقليدية حيث كبار التجار والشيوخ والدراويش والفتوّات، وإنما صرنا في عمارة ضخمة رصدت تغيرات المجتمع المصري طيلة القرن العشرين، وضمّت مختلف طبقاته وأصناف الناس فيه.
Visiting the country had been my secret dream, which was realised three years ago. If the novel makes any political point, it is that the restrictions that such religious and cultural police put upon the bodies of Cairo residents are just another slight against their humanity. È proprio questo antico edificio a ospitare la più varia umanità, dal ricco imprenditore tradizionalista al giornalista gay di sinistra fino ai ceti popolari che occupano degli ex sgabuzzini sulla terrazza. Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. وكيف انها احتوت بين ضلوعها المصريين والاجانب واليهود والارمن. These disparate lives careen toward an explosive conclusion in Alaa Al Aswany's remarkable international bestseller.
La particolarità principale di questo stabile è quella di avere due anime: da una parte eleganti e comodi appartamenti che prima della rivoluzione 1952 ospitavano famiglie facoltose per poi, invece accogliere le nuove autorità, ossia i generali. There is no clear primary character, nor a central question that is developed to a sufficiently complex degree to make this a novel of substance where the reader can either empathize with a character or be intrigued by a theme that develops as the story progresses. و اري ان هذه القصة - كغيرها - لا يوجد بها اي ابداع و هو اختار نوع رخيص جدا من الادب و هو الادب الاباحي ان جاز التعبير ,فكمية الاسفاف في وصف مفاتن المراة قد فاقت الحدود المحترمة و لا اعتقد ان الفن يبرر الاسفاف و لولا انه اقحم هذه التحبيشة الاباحية في رأيي لكانت رواية عادية و لما لف لقد سمعت ما قيل عن هذه الرواية و لذلك لم اجازف و ادفع فيها مليم و استلفتها من صديقة لي هذه الرواية لم تعجبني باي حال من الاحوال فتصوير المأسي شئ فطري في شعبنا الذي يعشق النكد و عمل وظيفة اسمها المعددة كي تندب الموتي!!! I am surprised it was ever allowed to be published during the 'falool' old regime period of Egypt, or that Al Aswany's life wasn't the target of political imprisonment or the secret police. They are believable as well as sympathetic. In Stockholm, Sweden, hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by Frans Balder, a computer engineer, to retrieve a program that he believes it is too dangerous to exist. Rather than being a journey, or even a tale where we the readers want to know the ending, the novel was a confirmation of what we have felt for years about our own society.
Al Aswany can manage these soapbox asides because his narrative style is digressive, and in confidence. There's a lot of sex in the novel, too -- including such colourful descriptions as: Their intercourse on the first night was simple and spontaneous, as though she had been his wife for years. And it reads a lot like trashy soap opera, the rather simplistic causality between poverty, despotic rule and abuse on one side and religious radicalisation on the other. A martial artist, trained by the military to become an assassin, begins to question himself after killing someone who didn't deserve to die. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. This encounter between the three Saiyans who have followed completely different destinies turns into a stupendous battle, with even Frieza back from Hell getting caught up in the mix.
At first I thought it was going to be a boring movie, with some vulgarities. I purchased this film with apprehension, upon request of many of my friends to see it. A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown. It's not just the state that is a failure, however: when Hagg Azzam wants to convince his second wife to get an abortion a sheikh -- a man of religion -- readily steps in to help him. A scathing indictment of governmental corruption and a critique of the class-based limitations of contemporary Egyptian society, Yacoubian Building is nevertheless a piquant and entertaining read. For all the Mahfouzian decor -- prostitution, hashish, homosexuality -- there is none of the oddity, even clownishness, of character or the intensity of savour and texture of Midaq Alley. Ambiguity enriches the experience of reading any novel.
The building doesn't talk, of course, but it shelters the many people whose lives the book recounts. It is unique in the whole novel that it does not involve the obvious blandishments of money, or security, or the slightly more subtle pretence of a considerate sensual dexterity that fools the young luscious, desirable victim into believing that the old lecher actually cares for her on any other level than pleasuring her and proving his amazing ability to do so. I see so many of these things happening, and many more besides. The author was a dentist and he fills his book with the lives of the occupants of the Yacoubian Building. Having lost his love and any possibility of a real job, Taha finds meaning in Islam, actively protesting the corruption of the government and advocating for change.
ربما لا يمكنني الحكم لأنني لم أكملها. The movie is about a very naive young man Ahmad Helmi , who wants to fix his house before it falls, but does not have the money, and rich girl who likes to spend money uncontrollably Ghada Adel , whose father is scrooge Hassan Hosni , who would not give her access to her trust fund. Beside the large, fancy apartments a second separate community developed on the roof, where what had originally been rooms for storage and laundry were eventually converted into tiny and Spartan residential units. لا اقول ان كل شئ بمصر إيجابي. There's moral decay throughout The Yacoubian Building, but Al Aswany does not so much condemn immorality per se, but rather the double standards, especially where money and influence are involved. Following that lead, The Yacoubian Building is filled with sexual harassment, promiscuity, homosexuality, and even pedophilia, all described in graphic detail.