The Yacoubian Building (The movie)Saw the "The Yacoubian Building" last night. I was quite disappointed. The book is much better. I liked Sherifs’ breakdown regarding the movie, quite informative.
I liked Adel Imam but thought someone like hussein or mostafa fahmy would've fit the role better.
I didn't like mohamed imam as Taha. He didn't fit the part. His role in the book was better, from the movie i would not understand what made him fall into terrorism. It just happened. In my humble opinion, the book touches on different levels of societal rejection and consequences on those involved.
Zaki bey eldessouki :(The aristocrat) The revolution brought upon the demise of Egypt. Those who lived in peace, had money, and power, watched it all taken away from them. They were left with nothing but memories of what was.
Taha: Rejected by the academy because his father is a doorman, looked down upon by the building residents and only found solace and acceptance in a terrorist cell.
Bosayna: Morals swayed by the majority. Another victim to sexual exploitation.
Dawlat: Gives true meaning to the Egyptian mother in law (7ama)
Ahh and who can forget Hatim El Rashid (loved his role in the movie as well): Parents neglectfulness leads him to find love with his Nubian servant. All he wanted was love. Although his character is the most controversial in today’s society, i found him the purest of all.
All these characters are forced, at one point or another, to make choices that ultimately result in either their downfall or redemption.
Minor details were left out so as not to ruin the book/movie for whomever reads this post.