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Cairo Time (2009)

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A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director:

Ruba Nadda

Writer:

Ruba Nadda
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Clarkson ... Juliette Grant
Alexander Siddig ... Tareq Khalifa
Elena Anaya ... Kathryn
Amina Annabi ... Yasmeen
Tom McCamus ... Mark
Mona Hala Mona Hala ... Jameelah
Fadia Nadda Fadia Nadda ... Hanan
Mohamed Abdel Fatah Mohamed Abdel Fatah ... Customs Officer (as Mohammed Abdel Fattah)
Hossam Abdulla Hossam Abdulla ... Porter
Nabil Shazli Nabil Shazli ... Manager
Ahmed Ghareeb Ahmed Ghareeb ... Propositioning Man
Hanafi Mohamoud El Gazar Hanafi Mohamoud El Gazar ... Shoe Shopkeeper
Roanne Bell Roanne Bell ... Sharon
Andrew Cullen Andrew Cullen ... Jim
Katie Sherif Katie Sherif ... Petroleum Wife #1
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Storyline

In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Taglines:

An adventure of the heart. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | Ireland | Egypt

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Souvenirs du Caire See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,245, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,602,045, 7 November 2010
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the extras were plucked off the street, including the man that plays chess with Tariq. See more »

Goofs

When Juliette and Tariq are walking amongst the ancient trees, Juliette's left hand changes position. See more »

Quotes

Tareq Khalifa: [about Alexandria] You know the library burned down.
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Soundtracks

Then I Kissed Her
Performed by The Everly Brothers
Written by Don Everly (BMI)
Published by Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada
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Beyond words
3 November 2009 | by ihathSee all my reviews

I enjoyed seeing the movie, but it is hard to describe why in words. Is it the music, the scenes of Cairo, the magical pyramids, the performance of the actors, the unhurried pace? I don't know why I enjoyed the movie so much. Not one part of the movie is that spectacular. I grew up in the Middle East and heard the beautiful voice of Um Kalthoum a thousand times, encountered the sexual harassment on the streets and seen busy bazaars. Nothing in the movie was such a surprise for me. Yet somehow when you put all these elements together with the fantastic actors, it just works. I left movie theatre feeling uplifted and optimistic. The movie is visual poetry.


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