WorldCat Identities

Imām, ʻĀdil 1940-

Overview
Works: 183 works in 393 publications in 4 languages and 1,613 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Humor  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Black humor  Musical films  Police films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.7372
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ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 306 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
al-Irhāb wa-al-kabāb( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Arabic and No Linguistic content and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered civil servant is mistaken for a terrorist. Hilarity ensues
Īmārat Yaʻkūbīān The Yacoubian building( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 101 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
Ḥasan wa-Murquṣ( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Egyptian men separately run a fowl 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 33 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
ʻAlá bāb al-wazīr Bab al wazeer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 33 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
Hāllū Amrīkā( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian grifter gets an unexpected chance to go to America, where he quickly becomes involved in American politics
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
L'immeuble Yacoubian by Marwan Hamed( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 26 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?"
Iḥnā butūʻ al-utūbīs We are the bus people( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 26 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
Azwāj ṭāʼishūn( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 26 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
Amīr al-ẓalām( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quiet life of a blind ex-pilot is disrupted by a group of terrorists
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-Laʻb maʻa al-kibār The big game( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Arabic and No Linguistic content and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man tells the police about crimes before they take place, claiming that he saw them in a dream
Shāhid mā shafsh ḥājah Shahed mashafsh haga( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple man who works as an actor in children's plays is accused of killing his neighbor, a dancer. He is convicted of the murder since he was in the location of the crime. So, he tries prove his innocence in a very comical way
al-Baḥth ʻan faḍīḥah( Visual )

6 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
Bakhīt wa-ʻAdīlah [2] al-jardal wa-al-kanakah = Bekheit & Adeila : algardal & alkanaka( Visual )

5 editions published in 1997 in Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bekheit, a factory worker, is madly in love with Adeila who works as a teacher, but their poverty stands in the way of their marriage. Bekheit & Adeila realize that the only way to overcome their financial problems is by winning seats in the parliament to benefit from its financial and power privileges. Bekheit runs for the parliament with "Al Gardal" as his sign while Adeila chooses "Al Kanaka" as her sign. A drug gang offers to support and finance Bekheit & Adeila's campaign in return for future benefits. Although they reject their offer, they stil win the seats but are shocked with the more corrupt atmosphere they witness in the parliament
al-Jaḥīm( Visual )

4 editions published in 1980 in Arabic and held by 21 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
Madrasat al-mushāghibīn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Sifārah fī al-ʻimārah( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cairene engineer is inconvenienced when the Israeli Embassy moves into his apartment building
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Adel Emam

Adel Emam egyptisk skuespiller

Adel Imam

Adel Imam ägyptischer Schauspieler

Adel Imam attore egiziano

Adel Imam Egyptian actor

Adel Imam Egyptisch acteur

Bukhārīnī, ʻĀdil Muḥammad Imām 1940-

Emam Adel 1940-....

Imam Adel 1940-....

Imām, ʻĀdil

Адель Имам египетский актёр

עאדל אמאם

امام، عادل

إمام عادل 1940-....

عادل إمام، 1940-

عادل امام بازیگر مصری

عادل ئیمام

아델 에맘

Languages
Arabic (104)

French (3)

Egyptian (2)

English (1)