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Imām, ʻĀdil 1940-

Overview
Works: 131 works in 240 publications in 3 languages and 1,295 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Humor  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Black humor  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.7372
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 263 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
Omaret Yakobean The Yacoubian building ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 98 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 )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mild-mannered civil servant is mistaken for a terrorist. Hilarity ensues
al-Irhāb wa-al-kabāb Terrorism & bar.b.que ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Arabic and No Linguistic content and held by 36 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
Terrorism and the Kebab ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in Arabic and held by 36 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
Ḥasan wa-Murquṣ ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 32 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
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."--Container
ʻAlá bāb al-wazīr Bab al wazeer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in Arabic and held by 26 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
The Yacoubian building ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 24 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
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
Hāllū Amrīkā ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 23 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 )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and Egyptian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Construit en 1930 en plein coeur du Caire, l'immeuble Yacoubian est le vestige d'une splendeur révolue. Aujourd'hui, à travers les chemins des habitants qui s'y croisent, se dessine un portrait sans fard de l'Egypte moderne, où se mêlent corruption politique, montée de l'islamisme, fracture sociale, absence de liberté sexuelle et nostalgie du passé. Le portrait d'une société complexe et colorée, surprenante et attachante
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
Amīr al-ẓalām ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quiet life of a blind ex-pilot is disrupted by a group of terrorists
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
al-Jaḥīm ( Visual )
4 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 )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 19 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-Azwāj al-shayāṭīn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1977 and 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
ʻArīs min jihah amnīyah ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is about a father who loves his daughter very much. He can't imagine her getting married and frightens off anyone interested in her. She eventually marries, but her father doesn't leave them alone especially after she gets pregnant. He only accepts the marriage after his granddaughter is born
Madrasat al-mushāghibīn ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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 (72)
French (3)
Egyptian (1)