Aquarium / Genenet Al Asmak

  • Type: Feature Film
  • Directed by: Yousri Nasrallah
  • Date: 2008
  • Duration: 107 Minutes
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Production: Misr International Films, Sunnyland Films
  • Editor: Mona Rabee
  • Scenario: Nasser Abdel Rahman, Yousry Nasrallah
  • Starring: Hend Sabri, Amr Waked, Gameel Rateb, Ahmed El Fishawi, Bassem Samra, Tamim Abdo, Dorra Zarrouk, Minha El Batrawi, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Tariq Mandour, Asser Yassin, Samah Anwar
  • Sound: Ibrahim Desouki
  • Cinematographer: Samir Bahzan
  • Music: Tamer Karawan
  • Camera: Sherif Galal

Youssef is a hotshot anesthesiologist who often sleeps in his car for privacy. Laila (Hend Sabri) is the careerist host of a late night radio call-in show. These two members of Cairo's elite, lost souls traveling parallel paths of longing and disconnection, are the principal fish in Yousry Nasrallah's The Aquarium, a meditation on the intellectual capital of the Middle East, now bent under the sway of repression in all its forms.

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