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Cairo Time (2009)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  16 October 2009 (Canada)
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A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

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Kathryn
Amina Annabi ...
Yasmeen
Tom McCamus ...
Mark
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Fadia Nadda ...
Hanan
Mohamed Abdel Fatah ...
Customs Officer (as Mohammed Abdel Fattah)
Hossam Abdulla ...
Porter
Nabil Shazli ...
Manager
Ahmed Ghareeb ...
Propositioning Man
Hanafi Mohamoud El Gazar ...
Shoe Shopkeeper
Roanne Bell ...
Sharon
Andrew Cullen ...
Jim
Katie Sherif ...
Petroleum Wife #1
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Storyline

In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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An adventure of the heart.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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16 October 2009 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Souvenirs du Caire  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$66,245 (USA) (6 August 2010)

Gross:

$1,602,045 (USA) (5 November 2010)
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Trivia

Director Ruba Nadda was almost arrested by Egyptian police shooting 2nd unit with her DP and 2nd unit crew. See more »

Goofs

In the storyline, they are supposed to be visiting the sphinx/pyramids at dawn. The sun is shown low on the horizon, but clearly in the WEST, so the scene must have been shot at sunset. See more »

Quotes

Juliette Grant: My husband works for the UN.
Jameelah: I find them to be quite useless.
Juliette Grant: Yes, he finds that too sometimes.
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Ahwak
Written by Sayed Hussein and Abdel Wahab Mohammed
Performed by Abdel Halim Hafez
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Loved the pace of the film
31 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Cairo Time is beautifully filmed - like a love poem to Egypt. I adored the slower pace of the movie because it felt like it gave me a chance to breathe, to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, and sink into the feeling of the movie. It was wonderfully nostalgic of many of the things I experienced on a trip to Egypt I took 2 years ago, and I found myself laughing out loud a few times, remembering.

I was also reminded of the allure of Egyptian men - yes, they are very obvious, in-your-face, and verbal to women, which I'm not used to as a Canadian woman. Yet paradoxically, many are very much gentlemen, cordial. I liked seeing this in Tareq's character, as he put Juliette on a pedestal which you really come to feel she deserves.

I also liked how the love story was actually quite innocent and told a story of pure love and appreciation for a fellow human being. It felt like it portrayed exactly those moments of stillness and deep feeling that we only share with select few in our lifetimes. Experiences that we recall with our eyes closed...like secret, subtle moments the heart remembers and cherishes.


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