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Imām, ʻĀdil 1940-

Overview
Works: 129 works in 220 publications in 3 languages and 1,293 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Humor  Comedy films  Black humor  Police films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.F67, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about ʻĀdil Imām
 
Most widely held works by ʻĀdil Imām
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An eye-catching construction, the Yacoubian Building in Cairo was long regarded as the last word in comfort and elegance. Nowadays the veneer has cracked and the shine has dulled to reveal the truth underneath the facade. Through interwoven stories of a number of the residents, the film paints a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo and creates a vibrant but socially critical picture of contemporary Egypt"--Container
Īmārat Yaʻkūbīān The Yacoubian building ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An eye-catching construction, the Yacoubian building in Cairo was long regarded as the last word in comfort and elegance. Nowadays the veneer has cracked and the shine has dulled to reveal the truth underneath the façade. Through interwoven stories of a number of the residents, the film paints a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo and creates a vibrant but socially critical picture of contemporary Egypt"--Container
al-Irhāb wa-al-kabāb ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Arabic and No Linguistic content and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mild-mannered civil servant is mistaken for a terrorist. Hilarity ensues
Ḥasan wa-Murquṣ ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Egyptian men separately run afowl of two groups of militantly-religious fanatics, and go into hiding. A Coptic-Christian professor assumes the identity of "Hasan", a Muslim, and a faithful Muslim assumes the identity of "Morqos", a Christian. They become friends when they coincidentally end up living in the same building under their newly-forged identities, each believing the other to be a follower of their own newly-disguised faith
Terrorism and the Kebab ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in Arabic and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adel Imam, Egypt's leading comic actor, plays a father who wants to achieve the simple task of finding his son a school closer to home. Confronted with the bureacracy involved in obtaining the proper documents he snaps, attacking an official, which sets off a hysterical turn of events
al-Kull ʻāwiz yaḥibbu ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This popular hilarious comedy starring Egypt's most famous comedian, Adel Imam and Nour El Sherif is about Ahmed who invents ingenious ways to see his sweetheart Leila and is constantly threatened by her vicious cousin."-- from cover
The Yacoubian building ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through interwoven stories of a number of the residents, the film paints a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in a central Cairo building and creates a vibrant but socially critical picture of contemporary Egypt
ʻAlá bāb al-wazīr Bab al wazeer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy featuring the famous comedian Adel Emam in one of his masterpieces. Kamal and Noura are two young university students who fell in love but are faced with the financial prejudice of the community around them and the objection of their famillies to his relation. Kamal is the son of poor Court Clerk, while Noura is the only daughter of a wealthy butcher. From this point on, the story moves forward as the community prejudice is broken down in front of their love
L'immeuble Yacoubian by Marwan Hamed( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le film raconte l'histoire d'un immeuble mythique du Caire et l'évolution politique de la société égyptienne de ces cinquante dernières années, entre la fin du règne du roi Farouk et l'arrivée des Frères Musulmans au pouvoir. Il fustige certains travers de la société égyptienne. En toile de fond, la question du "comment est-on passé d'une société dite moderne et ouverte d'esprit à une société souvent décrite comme intolérante?"
Hāllū Amrīkā ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Egyptian grifter gets an unexpected chance to go to America, where he quickly becomes involved in American politics
Terrorism & bar.b.que ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy in Egypt set in the al-Mugama'a building in Cairo, a huge complex that physically and metaphorically embodies Egypt's bureacracy. Adel Emam, Egypt's leading comic actor, plays a father who wants to achieve the simple task of finding his son a school closer to home. When he arrives at the building, a preposterous sequence of events culminates in him being mistaken for a terrorist --enabling him to make outlandish demands of the Minister of Internal Affairs
al-Baḥth ʻan faḍīḥah ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this romantic comedy two lovers want to get married, but the girl's mother is totally against it. They decide to force her into agreeing to their match by staging a scandal. However, they soon learn that creating a scandal isn't as easy as it seems
Azwāj ṭāʼishūn ( Visual )
in Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two husbands suffer the neglect of their wives and try to cope in their own way with a problem that is common in modern society."--Container
Iḥnā butūʻ al-utūbīs We are the bus people ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This comedy starring Egyptian comedian Adel Imam is about two people who get mistaken for political dissidents and get sent to prison to be tortured until they confess their plan to overthrow the regime. A political black comedy about the Nasserite era directed by Hussein Kamal and supposedly based on a true story
Amīr al-ẓalām ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quiet life of a blind ex-pilot is disrupted by a group of terrorists
al-Azwāj al-shayāṭīn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three husbands own a houseboat where they can indulge in naughty fun without their wives knowledge. Or so they think
Madrasat al-mushāghibīn ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
al-Laʻb maʻa al-kibār The big game ( Visual )
in Arabic and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man tells the police about crimes before they take place, claiming that he saw them in a dream
al-Jaḥīm ( Visual )
in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ramzy makes off with a bag of stolen money belonging to a gang that is laying low in his hotel, but problems--and the gang--seem to follow him no matter where he goes
Luṣūṣ lakin zurafāʼ ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The events of the film revolve around two thieves, Hamid and Ismail, who try to steal a safe containing more than ten thousand Egyptian Pounds from inside a jewelry store. Hamid plans to gain entry into the store by drilling a hole through the floor of the apartment above it. However, a neighbor uncovers their plan and calls the police
 
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Alternative Names
Bukhārīnī, ʻĀdil Muḥammad Imām 1940-
Emam Adel 1940-....
Imam Adel 1940-....
Imām, ʻĀdil
امام، عادل
إمام عادل 1940-....
عادل إمام، 1940-
Languages
Arabic (66)
French (3)
Egyptian (1)