Aquarium / Genenet Al Asmak

  • Release Date: 2008
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 107 Minutes
  • Directed by: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Produced by: Gabriel Khoury
  • Screenplay: Nasser Abdel Rahman, Yousry Nasrallah
  • Cast: Hend Sabry, Amr Waked, Gameel Rateb, Ahmed El Fishawy, Bassem Samra, Tamim Abdo, Dorra Zarrouk, Menha El Batrawy, Salwa Mohamed Aly, Tarek Mandour, Asser Yassin, Samah Anwar
  • Cinematography: Samir Bahzan
  • Art direction: Adel El Maghraby
  • Editing: Mona Rabee
  • Costume design: Nahed Nasrallah
  • Music: Tamer Karawan
  • Sound: Ibrahim Desouky
  • Subtitles: English, French

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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