The Nile Hilton Incident

The Nile Hilton Incident

DVD - 2017 | Arabic
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MWT rating: NR.
Publisher: [United States] : Strand Releasing, 2017
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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jimg2000
Jan 31, 2018

Based on a true story crime drama that highlighted the ubiquitous corruption in Egypt soon after the Arab Spring that originated in Tunisia. For a foreigner, eye opening sights and sound of Cairo, such as the street prayers. Though the script, sets, cinematography, sound etc are not up to Hollywood standard, it is a bold political statement in that part of the world. And the main man Fares Fares, with many major roles in international films as in “Department Q” and “Tyrant,” was most engaging, wearing an intense disillusioned face as a trapped man playing his part in a kleptocracy.

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voisjoe1_0
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.

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Killashandra
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

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Nursebob
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.

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ralwal
Nov 29, 2017

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

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jimg2000
Jan 31, 2018

Fadl repaired the satellite dish, it works like new.
-Finally!
Strange enough, it picks-up only Italian channels.
-What?
There will be only Italian channels. Italian...is good.
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Are you in danger?
-No. I don't know him.
Tell me, why did you leave your country?
-I wanted to chase my dreams. I'm an artist. But people who have money
want to buy and lock me in a golden cage. Even if you have the key, you can't run away. And you? Your thing, is it the money or...?
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Dad, I received money. We could go to the hospital.
-For pity's sake, don't say you "received" money.
Be honest and admit, you "stole" money.
-As you wish.
Dignity can't be bought, my son.
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There's a bus to Sudan outside. This place, here is for Egyptians only.
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Go away. Leave this country. You have no future here.

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jimg2000
Jan 31, 2018

I pay £180 a day to rent the car. Give them to me and I will install the meter. These rotten people who govern us, tax us to death and they get treated abroad. We can't even afford cigarettes. But for a gentleman like you... Did you see what they did to the young man in Alexandria? Those cop fxckers beat him to death. Did you know? Son of a bitch! The smart guys on the Internet published photos. There will be a demonstration on January 25th. On Police Day, to rub it in. We will show those pigs what the people think of them. I'm going there. And you, will you go?
-There's no choice. I'm part of the pigs.

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jimg2000
Jan 31, 2018

♪♪♪
O you, lonely traveler
O you, lonely traveler
Who passes in front of me
Why are you leaving me?
Why do you leave me?
Alone with my regrets?
You went away
Without a word
My heart has already bid you farewell
You went away
Without a word
My heart has already bid you farewell
My eyes speak to you
Talk to you with tears
My eyes speak to you
Talk to you with tears
O you, lonely traveler
Who passes in front of me
Why do you leave me
Why do you leave me
Alone with my regrets?
♪♪♪

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jimg2000
Jan 31, 2018

Poor little girl. She died for nothing. That's life. May she rest in peace.
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Relax a bit. It's over, we have our money.
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What is the situation on the street?
-The urgency for the citizens, right now, is to ensure their needs with bread, fruit and water. The ordinary citizen puts his wife and children before thinking anything.
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Who are you, asshole?
-Colonel Noureddine Mostafa.
Colonel?
-Yes.
What Police station?
-Qasr al-Nil.
Qasr al-Nil between my two's! You're not in Qasr al-Nil.
-This man is accused of murder.
With all due respect, Colonel, I'm the one here who decides who is guilty or and who is not?

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