The Nile Hilton incident

The Nile Hilton incident

DVD - 2017 | Arabic
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Cairo, 2011, just weeks before the revolution. Police Detective Noredin, working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station, is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the very power elite, close to the president's inner circle.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Strand Releasing, [2017]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 30, 2017

During the corruption at the end of the Mubarek regime, a non-angelic police detective investigates the murder of a night club singer. Would this be the first Egyptian film noir? With the addition of a few Hitchcockian camera shots, this could have been a five star film. While the film takes place during the corruption filled Mubarek period, the sad thing is that the Egyptian people selected a religious fundamentalist to replace the corrupt Mubarek regime, which was then overthrown by the people which resulted in regime as corrupt as the Mubarek regime.

Dec 29, 2017

Certanly a differant type of movie, I am told by a friend who lived in Egypt, that the movie is very true to life. I enjoyed watching it not for the faint of heart

Dec 16, 2017

Described by some as “Arabic Film Noir”, Tarik Saleh’s politically charged murder mystery certainly borrows from the genre. In a grim Cairo of teeming slums and garbage-strewn streets, police commander Noredin is called in to investigate the murder of a beautiful young singer at the upscale Nile Hilton hotel. Sensing something is amiss almost from the beginning, Noredin’s inquiries will lead him into a very dangerous world of government corruption and deadly cover-ups. Set against a backdrop of political upheaval (the story takes place during the waning years of Hosni Mubarak and the Arab Spring) Saleh’s film is tainted with ice cold cynicism and a sense of outrage with the chain-smoking Noredin—not above accepting a bribe himself—becoming an Egyptian everyman figure watching his country continually circle the drain. Chaos and criminality seem to be the order of the day and only money and family ties offer any chance of survival. And those ties can prove tenuous even at the best of times. Strikingly composed and surprisingly frank in its depiction of casual sex and drugs, Saleh has indeed produced a standout example of contemporary noir.

Nov 29, 2017

seemed so dark, everybody corrupt or downtrodden. Not my idea of entertainment.


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