Adam (Tawfeek Barhom) the son of a poor fisherman, receives a scholarship to the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo, a power centre for Sunni Islam. His family sees it as a gift from God, but things change when the school’s Grand Imam dies. Cynical secret serviceman Colonel Ibrahim (Fares Fares) is tasked with recruiting a spy, and Adam finds himself on a steep learning curve in this ambitious, complex and gripping thriller.
84% – Rotten Tomatoes
7 / 10 – IMDB
““Cairo Conspiracy” is a measured but unsparing portrait of corruption perpetrated by people who, across the board, are utterly confident of their own rectitude. “