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Looks at the link between Guantanomo Bay and the torture methods used in Iraq. How US forces handle the task of retrieving information from the detainees. Ex detainee Mehdi from Sweden breaks his vow of silence.
Mae Marsh stars as the mother of two children. Marsh gives her boys everything they desire, at great cost to herself. She is forced to work in one menial job after another so that her children will never go without.
After the Nobel prize winning Knut Hamsun-novel, with it's criticism of industrialization, urbanizing and loss of values. The farmer Isak makes a farm out of barren soil, together with Inger and their two sons. She kills the third.
Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, the thriller features a police officer who investigates the murder of a woman. What initially seems to be a killing of a prostitute turns into a more complicated case involving the very elite of Egypt.
Tarik Saleh was forced to shift shooting from Cairo to Casablanca after the production was shut down by the Egyptian state security service. See more »
Towards the beginning of the film, Police Chief Kammal is watching TV, and says that Tunisia is going to pot (presumably because of the Arab Spring uprisings) and yet still beat Egypt at football. There was no international football match between the two countries around then, though there was a friendly shortly after. See more »
I am an artist.
But the people who have money want to buy me and lock me up in a golden cage.
Even if you have the key, you can't run away.
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The Nile Hilton Incident is a political thriller following a murder at the Nile Hilton Hotel in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution in January 2011.
The movie pulls off both the political elements as well as the more cinematic mysteriousness without being too much of either.
The acting is first class, especially Fares Fares, who probably smoked enough cigarettes to keep Marlboro in business forever. His character is not only interesting, well written and dynamic, but most of the struggle is internal. It's a very restrained act and he does it perfectly. Fares Fares is a legitimately good physical performer, not just here but in general.
The lack of musical score is an interesting choice. It's only used during big character moments and adds a sense of importance to those scenes.
The Nile Hilton Incident is veritable, competently shot and professionally acted.
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