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The Nile Hilton Incident Rated 15

The Nile Hilton Incident

Dir. Tarik Saleh. Sweden, 2017. 1h 51m. Arabic/French/subs. Starring Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher, Ahmed Selim, Hania Amar, Mohamed Yousry.

In a tense noir-thriller inspired by real events, a police officer investigates the murder of a famous singer in a Cairo hotel room. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something concerning the corrupt political elite of Egypt.

'Haggard cops, hotel homicides, endless ciggies... Helmer Tarik Saleh makes 2011 Cairo noir-ish in a stylishly pungent, politically loaded procedural.’ ★★★★ Kevin Harley, Total Film

‘A paranoid portrait of individual and systemic corruption that leaves none of its characters unscarred.’ Nick Schager, Variety