Disputes with the tenants of Amarit Ya’koubain erupt

Published January 21st, 2006 - 01:47 GMT

The original tenants of the popular building Amarit Ya’koubain have strongly refused to allow the cast of the new film that is named after the building to shoot any of the scenes inside their building. All the tenants ordered the doorman to refuse any of the cast to enter or even get close to the premises.


According to the London based weekly, Laha, the tenants stressed that the film is in an insult to them and the past tenants, and portrays them as indecent people. The cast of the film has denied that the film insults them in any way and stressed that the film features different aspects of social life that exists everywhere.

Scenarist Waheed Hamid has succeeded in combining some of the most prominent names of the Egyptian cinema in his film “Amarit Ya’koubian”, which is based on the novel by Dr. Alaa’ Al Aswani. The list of actors include Adel Imam, Nour El Sherif, Summaya Al Khashab, Laila Elwi, Hind Sabri, Ahmad Rateb, Ahmad Budair, and more.


The latest addition to the film is prominent Egyptian actress Yusra, Director Marwan Hamed, who will mark his first directing experience with the movie, and Waheed were able to convince Yusra to join the cast of the film after extensive negotiations.

The director for the new film will be Marwan, the son of scenarist Waheed Hamid, and he is given a strong start as his first step into directing. The movie is about fighting corruption and Adel performs the role of a high ranked official who is suspected to be involved in different acts of corruption.

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