The Yacoubian Building (Omaret yakobean) (2006)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
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This sweeping melodrama is nothing less than an Egyptian state-of-the-nation address.
The Yacoubian Building distinguishes itself both as the most expensive Egyptian film ever made and, despite its nearly three-hour running time, one of the most watchable.
[A] swoony romantic sheen...threatens to downgrade the endeavor from ethnographic document to lifestyle porn with a heavily moralistic edge.
The Yacoubian Building is a flawed, yet ultimately illuminating film worth seeing.
A revelatory slice of secular life in downtown, modern-day Cairo... like an Egyptian Tales From the City, soapy with communal taboos in each of its entwined scenarios... enlightening and articulate...
A grand and soapy experience set in the fading glory of apartments meant for a better time and place.
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