The Aquarium

The Aquarium

Youssef is a hotshot anesthesiologist who often sleeps in his car for privacy. Laila (Hend Sabri) is the careerist host of a late night radio call-in show. These two members of Cairo's elite, lost souls traveling parallel paths of longing and disconnection, are the principal fish in Yousry Nasrallah'sThe Aquarium, a meditation on the intellectual capital of the Middle East, now bent under the sway of repression in all its forms.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:90 minutes
  • Release:2008
  • Language:Arabic
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:fish,   egypt,   aquarium,  

A 48-hour journey into Modern Cairo following the parallel lives of Youssef and Leila. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


The Aquarium torrent reviews

Darwin D (de) wrote: Much better than the theatrical. Had a lot more bad ass action scenes. It's a lot of fun

Al M (au) wrote: A stylish and serious zombie film, Exit Humanity is a respectable endeavor, but it drags after the first thirty minutes. A superb cast and stylized vision make Exit Humanity a sad, intelligent take on the zombie genre. Set right after the civil war, Exist Humanity traces the spread of the disease, the struggle to find someone who is immune, and the darkness that dwells inside humankind. As is so often the case with zombie films, the humans actually become the sources of true evil, and the film becomes a reflection on how war turns humans into creatures that crave death and flesh. Still, despite its serious approach to the genre, it should have been about 30 minutes shorter because it plods at various points in the film.

Aaron M (ag) wrote: Brilliantly acted, strong narrative, and lovable characters. The Normal Heart shows the horrors of the 1980's AIDS/HIV epidemic, the heartbreak of losing who you love, and the anger of feeling unheard. Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, and Taylor Kitsch all star in this beautiful and memorable film.

Ana B (nl) wrote: Sabiendo que el director haba fallecido haca slo un mes y lloviendo a mares como estaba el sbado,me propuse ver por primera vez esta que es ahora una joya de mi filmoteca.Actores en estado de gracia,como Vittorio Gassman,luchando slo por escapar de ir a defender la patria..muy guapo adems..un estafador Alberto Sordi con su gracia peculiar y una Silvana Mangano tan bella como nia quera parecerme a ella y el mal genio no me falta, ha impresionado gratamente el despliegue de extras y medios para retratar una guerra dursima en esas trincheras de espanto.Creo que es una de esas 100 peliculas que hay que ver antes de morir..yo con (C)sta ya cumpl.

Francisco R (au) wrote: Oh boy, one of the most memorable UK animated movies, I just have watched it several times and I just can't seem to be enough of it. First of all, this movie has some great voice acting, there's Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais and Hugh Laurie behind the characters. But whatever, call it bad if you want to, because this movie has a well done animtion, it's funny, it's clever and it's pretty entertaining, grown ups will like it less than children, but I think that I liked this movie a bit more than some children. Memorable animted movie, I just love it, and if you don't watch it, I recommend you to, because you're loosing a fantastic movie. Very recommended movie. Grade: A.

Drew H (mx) wrote: Some parts are good just hate some of the plot

Bjrn B (it) wrote: Great soundtrack, though ...

Freddie F (kr) wrote: I really hesitate to jump to any conclusions when it comes to cemented greatness, especially because I have only just seen this film for the first time. But let me say that Shuji Terayama is one of my favorite filmmakers. This is the best film I have seen by him, and quite possibly one of the best films I have ever seen period.This is a work of extreme power and beauty. Its themes of disillusionment, coming of age, anarchy and the failure of dreams are so universal and powerful, that despite the specificity of the Japanese New Wave and late 1960's counter culture that influenced them, the work still resonates with a intensity and intelligence only shared by the greatest of films (Malick's "The Tree of Life", Bergman's "Persona", and Jodorowsky's "The Holy Mountain" come to mind, among others.) It is one of those works of art that seems to understand the human condition, what it means to exist and the entire scope of this existence. I am so profoundly moved by this work and by Teryama in general, and cannot wait to re-examine this film.Genius near unparalleled.

Juan J (ru) wrote: The first segment of this 3-part omnibus film is the most entertaining (It has opera in outer space!). The second segment is the only Earth-bound story, but there are plenty of fireworks (It has an entire Japanese military arsenal trying to destroy a clueless guy on a bike!) and mostly successful attempts at comedy in a tight story. The third segment is remarkable for having the the tightest visual editing tricks and a contemplative, 1984-like effect (It has giant guns--or are they just very tiny people who load them?--firing into the unknown!). As for the overarching theme of the whole film, ostensibly represented by its title, it seems that the connection among the three parts is their different ways of utilizing the idea of memory in conflict--in conflict with itself, with modern settings, or with its own need to exist or be valid. The critic does not purport to be absolutely correct, but that's the fun of overanalyzing, no? 1) Memories of a past life of one's ideal family and art collection conflict with the transience of mortality itself, the physical manifestation of which is rediscovered by a far-reaching spaceship. The ghosts--singing ghosts!--then become simultaneously real & ephemeral, immediate & trapped in the past, and desirable & dangerous to the senses of the rescue crew members who think they are supposed to be answering a distress call or recovering a wrecked vessel. 2) An accidental ingestion of a mysterious medicine leads to a mission directive from the big boss to a lowly associate. The devoted employee keeps his promise to the boss and ignores all signs of the mayhem he causes as he maintains only his memory of the urgency of the original cause of his voyage to Tokyo. 3) Living only in the seemingly immutable present, though there clearly must be a past cause for the singleminded focus the fellow inhabitants of his home and future workplace display in their gun-loading machinations, a boy goes through the motions of training to become like everyone else in his caste.

Sarah R (it) wrote: It definitely is long, but the actors make it work.

Bill M (gb) wrote: Being on the right side of the law doesn't suit Richard Widmark.

Jeff S (br) wrote: Best Bette Davis film. One of my all time favorites. Davis is perfect. I bet I've watched this 100+ times. Yes it's schmaltzy. Yes there's 40's melodrama with a soundtrack to match. But it's such wonderful schmaltzy melodrama. I wish they made love stories like this nowadays. Favorite scene: Renee Beauchamp (Davis) disembarking on her first port o call. She's wearing a white fitted suit, and wide brim hat. She's STUNNING. And the last lines, two cigarettes lit together, and Davis says, "oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon....we have the stars... (Melodramatic music crescendo) FABulous. Two schmaltzy thumbs up.

Luc L (au) wrote: A short documentary about the misery in a remote region in Spain.

russell b (ag) wrote: Terrible movie from a critic's standpoint: Poor plot, the acting is comical, and the "cheeziness" of the writing and one-liners make Chuck Norris' material sound fresh. However, from a guy's standpoint, this movie has plenty of action - plus one major redeeming quality: two incredibly hot women - in their primes. S. Stone never looked so good; a far cry from what she is now in the 21st century. Not to be outdone, Vanity, in her very brief career, is at her best here. Oh, and to seal-the-deal, there's a healthy amount of nudity, too. Hence, this movie offers a great watch on "guys night out.".

Ernst M (kr) wrote: John Cusack does a decent job in this movie but somehow feels like it doesn't completely deliver.

Lee M (ca) wrote: Bill Forsyth's "Gregory Girl" floats effortlessly over its landscape, seeing all from a marvelously cockeyed perspective all its own.

Liam P (mx) wrote: Gritty and morally greasy. Man on Fire's not a very happy or welcoming film. But it's original and ingenious take on an otherwise formulaic idea makes it worth a watch.

Julin B (ag) wrote: Sin City honors its content thanks to its peculiar way of intertwining stories, his interesting script and interesting cast. Not exactly a film that requires much attention for your understanding, but may be loose ends at times, and characters enter the scene blatantly, one that can complicate the language of the script. Lots of action and sudden violence, as well as remarkable visual effects and a dark and gloomy as would achieve atmosphere.

Ken T (br) wrote: Straight to DVD and not a big screen affair...But the action was good for a movie that you don't have to think about it just sit back and watch.