6.7/10
5,853
51 user 91 critic

Cairo Time (2009)

Trailer
1:56 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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

Director:

Ruba Nadda

Writer:

Ruba Nadda
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cairo Time (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 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: Nour El-Sherif, Mervat Amin, Samir Sabri
Last Weekend (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.

Directors: Tom Dolby, Tom Williams
Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth, Joseph Cross
October Gale (2014)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 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
Sabah (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Clarkson ... Juliette Grant
Alexander Siddig ... Tareq Khalifa
Elena Anaya ... Kathryn
Amina Annabi ... Yasmeen
Tom McCamus ... Mark
Mona Hala Mona Hala ... Jameelah
Fadia Nadda Fadia Nadda ... Hanan
Mohamed Abdel Fatah Mohamed Abdel Fatah ... Customs Officer (as Mohammed Abdel Fattah)
Hossam Abdulla Hossam Abdulla ... Porter
Nabil Shazli Nabil Shazli ... Manager
Ahmed Ghareeb Ahmed Ghareeb ... Propositioning Man
Hanafi Mohamoud El Gazar Hanafi Mohamoud El Gazar ... Shoe Shopkeeper
Roanne Bell Roanne Bell ... Sharon
Andrew Cullen Andrew Cullen ... Jim
Katie Sherif 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. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Canada | Ireland | Egypt

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Souvenirs du Caire See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,245, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,602,045, 7 November 2010
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Juliette and Tariq are walking amongst the ancient trees, Juliette's left hand changes position. See more »

Quotes

Juliette Grant: I hope you haven't been waiting long.
Tareq Khalifa: Oh no. Just an hour.
See more »


Soundtracks

"Alf Leyla, Wa Leyla (One Thousand And One Nights)
Performed and written by Om Kulthum
Courtesy of Mazzika Holding
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Feel-Good Movie
3 November 2009 | by rima_zSee all my reviews

Very well-cast crew. Incredibly perceptive and observant director. Took me back to Cairo. Alexander Siddiq is so cute in this movie. Its good to see a movie that does not follow the typical Hollywood American action crap with a climax and a happy ending.

This movie in my opinion was not a typical movie with a plot but more like a trip to Cairo. A sweet memorable trip very identical to my trip and experience there last year, minus the lovely Alexander..

Well done Rubba. Keep them coming... wouldn't mind watching a Granada time or Barcelona time..Beirut time or Istanbul or Kathmandu time...if u can do the same thing with those cities, u'r my hero...


22 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed