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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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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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Won the Best Canadian Feature Film Award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. 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

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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Till I kissed you
The Everly Brothers
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Excellent, deeply moving film
22 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time. The acting was superb. Patricia Clarkson finally gets a moment to be in every single frame and she is divine. The ridiculously good looking Alexander Siddig matches her to perfection. The subtlety and courage it took to make this movie shines every step of the way. It's a love story set in contemporary Egypt but it feels more as a throw back to an older more classic style, something out of a Kathryn Hepburn movie. The last indie film I saw that was this good and left you with such a good feeling when you walked out of the theatre was Thomas McCarthy's The Visitor. Cairo Time was heartbreaking, yet completely satisfying. Must see.


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