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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Atom Egoyan gave the screenplay to Christine Vachon and Charles Pugliese at Killer Films in New York in 2005. He was given special thanks in the film's end credits. See more »

Goofs

When Juliette and Tariq are walking amongst the ancient trees, Juliette's left hand changes position. See more »

Quotes

Tareq Khalifa: [the two of them are on the train] What are you thinking about?
Juliette Grant: I was thinking what I'd do on my first day living in Cairo.
Tareq Khalifa: And?
Juliette Grant: I'd open a coffee shop for women only.
Tareq Khalifa: [laughs] That's brilliant.
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Written by Sayed Hussein and Abdel Wahab Mohammed
Performed by Abdel Halim Hafez
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A beautiful love/friendship film set in stunning Cairo.
22 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The description and summary of this beautiful film has already been done by other reviewers on this site, but for me, Cairo Times was simply one of the best films I've seen in years. Amazing cinematography, music, acting, background, mood...I stand in awe of the writer and director, Ruba Nadda. I walked out of the film with everybody else I knew at the theatre, floating in pleasure. Thank you for such a great film - and now if only the soundtrack was available! Finally, I have never in my life reviewed a film on the web - but then, films like this don't come around too often. One final comment - it is such a gorgeous 'big' film, try and see it in a theatre.


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