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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
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.

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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

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

Juliette Grant: My son eloped.
Yasmeen: Eloped?
Juliette Grant: He got married without telling his mother.
Yasmeen: Did you disown him?
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Mahma Galou
Written by Cheb Yassin and Ehab Abasseed
Performed by Cheb Yassin
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Beyond words
3 November 2009 | by (ihath.com) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed seeing the movie, but it is hard to describe why in words. Is it the music, the scenes of Cairo, the magical pyramids, the performance of the actors, the unhurried pace? I don't know why I enjoyed the movie so much. Not one part of the movie is that spectacular. I grew up in the Middle East and heard the beautiful voice of Um Kalthoum a thousand times, encountered the sexual harassment on the streets and seen busy bazaars. Nothing in the movie was such a surprise for me. Yet somehow when you put all these elements together with the fantastic actors, it just works. I left movie theatre feeling uplifted and optimistic. The movie is visual poetry.


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