The Nile Hilton Incident (15) S

Friday 16 March 2018 to Thursday 22 March 2018

The Nile Hilton Incident (15) S

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  • Director Tarik Saleh
  • Origin Egypt/Sweden/Denmark/Germany
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 111 minutes

“A cracking Cairo thriller.” ★★★★ –The Guardian

"It manages the feat of remaining a moody and atmospheric private eye-style mystery while offering more insight into the final days of Mubarak’s presidency than any didactic, self-righteous documentary could ever manage." ★★★★ –The Independent

This brilliant Egyptian thriller which won the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize this year, brings a Nordic noir sensibility to a Cairo set story, inspired by a real murder case.

Police detective Noredin is investigating the murder of a pop star in the capital’s Nile Hilton Hotel. Initially, the amoral Noredin views the job as just another opportunity to pocket more bribes. But as he uncovers increasingly disturbing details about the reach of the crime, this ambivalent anti-hero finds his conscience piqued. 

Excellent performances and an intelligent script elevate this drama from a conventional procedural to an excoriating portrait of systemic corruption, set – movingly – in the days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising.