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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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Cast

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Kathryn
Amina Annabi ...
Yasmeen
Tom McCamus ...
Mark
Mona Hala ...
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. See more »

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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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Aside from her scenes at the tourist resort, Juliette is the only Caucasian woman in the film, a reference to how the men stare at her as she walks through the streets. See more »

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The Everly Brothers' song "('Til) I Kissed You" is heard on the soundtrack when Juliette and Mark ride in the cab towards the end of the film. The song is incorrectly listed as "Then I Kissed Her" in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Tareq Khalifa: [Pushing Juliette out of a motor scooter's path] I liked how Cairo was before.
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Loin Des Villes
Written and Performed by Yann Tiersen
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Nice scenery - Incongruous Plot
22 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked viewing the scenery around Cairo.

But... the plot and execution of the story just make no sense. Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) goes to Cairo to meet up with her husband, but is left stranded in Cairo when her husband has pressing issues to deal with as the U.N. manager of a refugee camp in Gaza. Apparently her husband has been involved in such activities for a long time. One would think that Juliette, would have TALKED to her husband and would have SOME knowledge of the culture into which she is arriving. But NO! Not only that, she is supposedly an editor of a major magazine dealing with cultural issues, and one would THINK, that in that role she would know something about differences in culture. But NO! Juliette in Cairo and has not a clue as how to dress, where to go, what to do or NOT to do. And once she has encountered problems with the way she dresses, she continues to dress inappropriately and violate cultural norms. She even seems to have a new and inappropriate stylish outfit for each scene! How did such a stupid woman get to be an editor of a major magazine? The whole plot is incredulous! Nevertheless, I was actually happy to see the movie and the scenery just not the scenes.


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