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Cairo Time (2009)

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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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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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Most of the extras were plucked off the street, including the man that plays chess with Tariq. See more »

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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

Tareq Khalifa: Last week, two American tourists were murdered outside their hotel.
Juliette Grant: Why?
Tareq Khalifa: Because they were Americans.
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Mahma Galou
Written by Cheb Yassin and Ehab Abasseed
Performed by Cheb Yassin
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A Truly Beautiful Film!
7 October 2009 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Cairo Time is an exquisite feast for the eyes, ears and eventually, the heart. Ruba Nadda takes us on a tour of Cairo which flows so well because it appears complete even down to such minute details such as showing street children selling bobby pins, a wild motorcycle driver nearly hitting the film's heroine, and Egyptian hit songs playing on a taxi's radio. In contrast with the high energy scenes of Cairo's bustling city life are dreamy, beautifully composed shots of the city's classical architecture, the Egyptian pyramids and The White Desert, all which give the impression that they are frozen in time. But, the time in Cairo Time is hardly stagnant. The film's stunning images, rich music and moving love story about a bored workaholic Canadian married woman whose passion for love and life is awoken by her relationship with a Egyptian man interplay so beautifully that the film appears seamless. Patricia Clarkson (Juliette) and Alexander Siddig (Tareq) convincingly play a couple whose professional relationship transforms into a love relationship over time. Both actors show off their fine acting skills by expressing the characters' love for each other through their subtle uses of body language and eye contact. Each views the other as a kind of "forbidden fruit", yet neither one can hide their desire for the other. The quiet intensity of their passion is almost deafening. Cairo Time works because it does so well what many other contemporary films don't do. It takes you to another place and time, one of the main reasons we go to the movies.


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