MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,755 this week

Cairo Time (2009)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 4,397 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 40 user | 90 critic | 26 from Metacritic.com

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cairo Time" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cairo Time (2009)

Cairo Time (2009) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cairo Time.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sabah (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.

Director: Ruba Nadda
Stars: Arsinée Khanjian, Setta Keshishian, Roula Said
The Boundary (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A family on its way home is forced to deal with circumstances they would never hope for.

Director: Julius Onah
Stars: Jacqueline Antaramian, Walter DeForest, Juliet DePaula
October Gale (2014)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.

Director: Ruba Nadda
Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth
Cairo Time (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Three stories take place over the course of a single day in Cairo. Lila, a retired actress, is looking for Sameh, her last co-star. Salma, is dating Wael and is in Wael's friend's apartment... See full summary »

Director: Amir Ramses
Stars: Ayten Amer, Mervat Amin, Nour El-Sherif
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In a busy cafe, an Arab man tells stories to his uninterested young daughter.

Director: Ruba Nadda
Stars: Fadia Nadda
Cairo (1963)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with his plan to steal the jewelry from the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the national gallery... See full summary »

Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: George Sanders, Richard Johnson, Faten Hamama
Who Gave You a License? (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Mona Hala, Nir Levy, Shimrit Lustig
Aadan (2004)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young Muslim woman stops to pray outside a busy office building in downtown Toronto provoking reactions from passersby.

Director: Ruba Nadda
Stars: Fadia Nadda, Kristina Pesic, Melissa Shack
Director: Matías Bize
Stars: Elena Anaya, Pablo Cerda, Benjamín Vicuña
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Lucía asks Ana to watch her house while she spends a few days away, but a casual and unexpected encounter with Lucía's ex-husband will jeopardize their friendship.

Director: Victoria Galardi
Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Elena Anaya, Fernán Mirás
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three days in the lives of three not-so-average sisters.

Director: Ruba Nadda
Stars: Randy Hawtin, Kierstin Henrickson, Fadia Nadda
Namour (2015)
Drama

In a post-college rut, a Los Angeles valet driver unravels.

Director: Heidi Saman
Stars: Jessica Lu, Tom Lenk, Mike Batayeh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Kathryn
Amina Annabi ...
Yasmeen
Tom McCamus ...
Mark
...
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An adventure of the heart.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the director, she and her sisters were taken to Cairo on a trip. This imprint later inspired her to be a film maker. See more »

Goofs

The position of the women during the wedding sequence changes constantly. 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.
See more »


Soundtracks

Mahma Galou
Written by Cheb Yassin and Ehab Abasseed
Performed by Cheb Yassin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Loved the pace of the film
31 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Cairo Time is beautifully filmed - like a love poem to Egypt. I adored the slower pace of the movie because it felt like it gave me a chance to breathe, to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, and sink into the feeling of the movie. It was wonderfully nostalgic of many of the things I experienced on a trip to Egypt I took 2 years ago, and I found myself laughing out loud a few times, remembering.

I was also reminded of the allure of Egyptian men - yes, they are very obvious, in-your-face, and verbal to women, which I'm not used to as a Canadian woman. Yet paradoxically, many are very much gentlemen, cordial. I liked seeing this in Tareq's character, as he put Juliette on a pedestal which you really come to feel she deserves.

I also liked how the love story was actually quite innocent and told a story of pure love and appreciation for a fellow human being. It felt like it portrayed exactly those moments of stillness and deep feeling that we only share with select few in our lifetimes. Experiences that we recall with our eyes closed...like secret, subtle moments the heart remembers and cherishes.


53 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Finally an adult love story nippywoo
Men's attention wdwallis
what happened to... amy_ra
what songs? laudes
other films with the same theme.. Nenabalzi
Park in Cairo in the film frezno00
Discuss Cairo Time (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?