The Aquarium


1h 52m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Cairo in Winter. Laila is the host of a night time radio show called 'Night Secrets' during which callers phone in to ask for advice or talk about their experiences. The program is particularly popular among listeners who take vicarious pleasure in participating in the love lives of others without h

Film Details

Also Known As
Aquarium, Das, L', Das Aquarium, Genenet Al Asmak, L' Aquarium
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arte; Pandora Film Produktion; World Cinema Fund (Wcf)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Cairo in Winter. Laila is the host of a night time radio show called 'Night Secrets' during which callers phone in to ask for advice or talk about their experiences. The program is particularly popular among listeners who take vicarious pleasure in participating in the love lives of others without having to reveal their own. Youssef is an anaesthetist. He enjoys listening to the things that his anaesthetized patients mumble as they drift off into unconsciousness. Youssef's father has cancer and is near death. During the day, Youssef works in a reputable private clinic. By night, he earns a bit extra in a shady abortion clinic. Laila and Youssef don't know each other. And yet they have their similarities. Both are introverted and hide their true personality behind the secrets of others. In three days' time, Laila and Youssef's paths will cross by chance.

Film Details

Also Known As
Aquarium, Das, L', Das Aquarium, Genenet Al Asmak, L' Aquarium
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arte; Pandora Film Produktion; World Cinema Fund (Wcf)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States February 2008

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-17, 2008.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 24-May 8, 2008.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Narrative Feature Competition) April 23-May 4, 2008.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 24-May 8, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Narrative Feature Competition) April 23-May 4, 2008.)

Released in United States February 2008 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-17, 2008.)