Cairo Conspiracy

Tarik Saleh, Sweden/France/Finland/Denmark, 2022

Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri Rated 12 Run time 126 mins

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. “

‘Cairo Conspiracy’ Review: There Are No Angels – The New York Times