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The Nile Hilton Incident

  • DIRECTOR: Tarik Saleh
  • STARRING: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher, Ahmed Selim, Hania Amar, Mohamed Yousry
  • RUN TIME: 106 mins
  • RELEASE YEAR: 2017
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SwedenDenmarkGermanyFrance
  • CERTIFICATE: 15
  • FORMAT:Digital

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This brilliant Egyptian thriller won the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize last year. Made by Swedish filmmaker Tarik Saleh, it brings a Nordic noir sensibility to a Cairo story inspired by a real murder case.

Police detective Noredin (Fares Fares) is investigating a murder in the capital’s Nile Hilton Hotel. Initially, the amoral cop views the job as just another opportunity to pocket a few more bribes. But as he uncovers increasingly disturbing details about the reach of the crime, this ambivalent anti-hero finds his conscience piqued.

Excellent performances and an intelligent script elevate this drama from a conventional procedural to an excoriating portrait of systemic corruption, set – movingly – in the days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising.

Sadhana Giri
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