6.7/10
5,852
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
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
Al-khataya (1962)
Musical | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama plot about a wife trying to balance her husband's love towards their adopted child (sin child of the wife) and their natural child.

Director: Hassan Al Imam
Stars: Abdel Halim Hafez, Nadia Lutfi, Madiha Yousri
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Poor girl live on the surface next to the three poor young people fall in love with her all and discover they occur under the weight of the disease, which would be required to hold surgery,... See full summary »

Director: Helmy Halim
Stars: Faten Hamama, Omar Sharif, Abdel Halim Hafez
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:

Two different countries. Two unique points of view. One undeniable attraction. 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

Tariq (Alexander Siddig) is shown to be a lover of games, particularly chess. In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Dr. Julian Bashir (also played by Siddig) is frequently shown playing games with Chief O'Brien. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tareq Khalifa: [about Alexandria] You know the library burned down.
See more »


Soundtracks

Gaza Strip
Disc & Track No.: FCD 224, Track 11
Composed by Jonathan Sharp & Frank Shelley
Publisher: Focus Music (SOCAN)
Courtesy of The Music People Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent, deeply moving film
22 October 2009 | by gregacaSee 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.


31 of 41 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