Fares Fares, Mali Malek Rated 15 Run time 111 mins
This engaging, textured Cairo crime drama takes place during the build-up to 2011’s Egyptian revolution, drawing parallels between the city’s rising tensions and the noirish antihero’s crumbling personal prospects.
Though the film’s powerful police officers and political officials have supposed ‘legislative immunity’, it turns out that no one is immune to scandal as police officer Noredin (Fares Fares – a powerful screen presence) is called on to investigate the murder of a politician’s mistress.
89% – Rotten Tomatoes
“A story with all the qualities of a classic LA noir is given a very effective spin by transposing it to politically charged Cairo. It’s angry, frustrated and thrilling.”
“”The Nile Hilton Incident” transplants the dark, cynical heart of film noir to the streets of Cairo in the days leading up to the 2011 revolution that would eventually oust President Hosni Mubarak.”