The Nile Hilton Incident

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The Nile Hilton Incident indicts real-life corruption with a simmering rage brought to a boil by Fares Fares' gripping performance.



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A political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself.

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Fares Fares
as Noredin Mostafa
Yaser Aly Maher
as Police General Kammal Mostafa
Slimane Dazi
as Green Eyed Man
Ahmed Seleem
as Hatem Shafiq
Nael Ali
as Police Major Yosef
Taher Badr
as Chief of Security
Ger Duany
as Clinton
Emad Ghoniem
as Police Captain Khalil
Ahmed Khairy
as Taxi driver
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All Critics (54) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (5)

  • ... one of those extremely tense and increasingly violent yarns where the guilt runs all the way to the top.

    Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Well-executed satire on corruption during the Mubarak era.

    Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Morose, hangdog Noredin, so unconvincing in his colonel's uniform, is a satisfying antihero.

    Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The evocation of that old film noir feeling is hugely effective here: Dad telling his freshly-bribed son "You can't buy dignity," the fantastic slow zoom on a love scene reflected in a two-way mirror, even the beguiling torch singer.

    Nov 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As doomed as Noredin's actions often seem, they're tinged with enough simmering humanity to keep us caring.

    Aug 31, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's possible to admire each scene and still see this film, in its entirety, as in need of some serious sharpening.

    Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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