WorldCat Identities

Imām, ʻĀdil 1940-

Overview
Works: 223 works in 427 publications in 4 languages and 1,623 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Social problem films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Black humor  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Musical films  Police films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.7372
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Most widely held works about ʻĀdil Imām
 
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ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 432 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
Terrorism and the Kebab( Visual )

10 editions published in 1992 in Arabic and No Linguistic content and held by 75 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-Irhāb wa-al-kabāb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered civil servant is mistaken for a terrorist. Hilarity ensues
Ḥasan wa-Murquṣ by Yūsuf Maʻāṭī( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 37 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
ʻAlá bāb al-wazīr = Bab al wazeer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 34 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 families to this relation. Kamal is the son of a 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"--Container
al-Irhāb wa-al-kabāb = Terrorism & bar.b.que( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in Arabic and held by 33 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
Hāllū Amrīkā( Visual )

3 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
L'immeuble Yacoubian by Marwan Hamed( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 28 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 1979 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political dramatic work. The events were before Arab-Israeli War, 1967. Jābir and his neighbour Marzūq were at a bus, they fighted with the conductor. They went to the police as Jābir and Marzūq were arrested. Unfortunately they were transfered with some political prisoners to one of the political prisons. There the leader of the prison forced them to confess that they were distributing political pamphlets against the government and they should sign that confession. They refused and they had been tortured due to that. Finally the prisoners revolted against the leader of the prison and his followers. The events ended with Marzūq's death during the struggles between them
al-Kull ʻāwiz yaḥibbu( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in Arabic and English 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."--Cover
Amīr al-ẓalām( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Arabic and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quiet life of a blind ex-pilot is disrupted by a group of terrorists
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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hassan is a poor university graduate looking for work. When he visits his friend Ali who works for the telephone company, he accidentally finds out about high-level government corruption and crime. Hassan decides to call a top police officer and report the activity before it takes place, pretending that he foresaw it all in a dream. Hassan and Ali continue this game until they get trapped
Azwāj ṭāʼishūn( Visual )

in Arabic and held by 24 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
Shāhid mā shafsh ḥājah = Shahed mashafsh haga( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 22 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
al-Muhimm al-ḥubb = Love is what counts( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Arabic and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shahinaz is a reckless and alcoholic girl who gets treated by Dr. Fekry who unexpectedly had to travel, so he leaves Shahinaz in the care of the nurse Fahmy and warns him to keep her calm at all times. When Fahmy gets caught between Shahinaz's attraction to him and his love for his fiancéeNea'na'a, he adheres to Shahinaz's will and marry her. After many comic situations between Fahmy, Shahinaz and Nea'na'a, Dr. Fekry returns from his travel and the truth is revealed"--Container
al-Jaḥīm( Visual )

3 editions published in 1980 in Arabic and held by 20 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
24 sāʻat ḥubb( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy three navy officers on a 24 hour pass go home to their wives, but since their wives doubt their loyalty instead of being welcomed they are ignored. Later on the wives are shown to be wrong and they forgive their husbands--who get another 24 hours vacation
al-Wād Maḥrūs bi-tāʻ al-wazīr = al-Wad mahroos( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adel Imam in this film fights with the corruption and he starts blackmailing high government officials; being one of them and revealing their secrets
al-Azwāj al-shayāṭīn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three husbands own a houseboat where they can indulge in naughty fun without their wives knowledge. Or so they think
 
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Alternative Names
Adel Emam

Adel Emam egyptisk skuespiller

Adel Imam acteur

Adel Imam ägyptischer Schauspieler

Adel Imam attore egiziano

Adel Imam Egyptian actor

Adel Imam Egyptisch acteur

Bukhārīnī, ʻĀdil Muḥammad Imām 1940-

Emam Adel 1940-....

Imām, ʾĀdel 1940-

Imām, ʻĀdil

Imām, ʿĀdil 1940-...

Адель Имам египетский актёр

עאדל אמאם

امام، عادل

إمام عادل 1940-....

عادل إمام، 1940-

عادل امام بازیگر مصری

عادل إمام ممثل مصري

عادل ئیمام

아델 에맘

アーデル・イマーム

Languages
Arabic (100)

French (4)

English (4)

Egyptian (2)