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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.

Director:

Ruba Nadda

Writer:

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

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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
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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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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:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | Ireland | Egypt

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Souvenirs du Caire See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,245, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,602,045, 7 November 2010
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ruba Nadda had written the role of Tariq for Alexander Siddig. 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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Soundtracks

Ahwak
Performed by Abdel Halim Hafez
Written by Sayed Hussein and Abdel Wahab Mohammed (SACEM)
Courtesy of Mazzika Holding
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A beautiful love/friendship film set in stunning Cairo.
22 October 2009 | by kennedy-macneillSee all my reviews

The description and summary of this beautiful film has already been done by other reviewers on this site, but for me, Cairo Times was simply one of the best films I've seen in years. Amazing cinematography, music, acting, background, mood...I stand in awe of the writer and director, Ruba Nadda. I walked out of the film with everybody else I knew at the theatre, floating in pleasure. Thank you for such a great film - and now if only the soundtrack was available! Finally, I have never in my life reviewed a film on the web - but then, films like this don't come around too often. One final comment - it is such a gorgeous 'big' film, try and see it in a theatre.


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