The Aquarium (Genenet al asmak)
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The Aquarium (Genenet al asmak)
It all takes place in Cairo, today. The action takes place over 48 hours. Laila is 32 and works as a radio-presentator. People call her on her show Night Secrets to reveal their innermost secrets. She plays squash; she swims; sometimes she writes stories for children and she sometimes goes out with her friend to discos. She lives with her mother and her brother. Youssef is an anaesthetist. He is about 35. In the morning he works in a perfectly respectable private hospital. At night he works in an illegal abortion clinic. His father is dying of cancer. Youssef likes to hear his patients… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In The Aquarium, a fishbowl carved out of desert rock gives Yousry Nasrallah's film its title as well as its presiding image of urban malaise."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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