Cairo confidential (Int. titel THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT)

Director: TARIK SALEH

CAIRO 2011. THE BOILING POINT. 30 MILLION RESIDENTS ARE WAITING… WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN. 

Noredin (Fares Fares) is the everyday corrupt police detective who makes his buck accepting bribes from street vendors and landlords. By routine, he extorts money from the local criminals. Under the influence of drugs and alcohol, he can still function in a system that is on the brink of collapse.  One night he is assigned a murder investigation. A singer is found dead at the Nile Hilton. What initially seems to be a “crime of passion” turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt.

Director Tarik Saleh says: "I knew that when I wrote “The Nile Hilton Incident” I was asking for trouble. It’s a little bit like dating a serial killer. But I could have never, in my wildest imagination have known how crazy this production would turn out. I am very glad that no one died. The fiction of “The Nile Hilton Incident” was constantly crashing into reality. At times it scared me, but to be honest, this is why I do this - to make my dreams come true. To me the film is about a city that I love. It’s about the past and the future colliding - and the people that get’s crushed in the process."
DK SYNOPSIS
Noredin (Fares Fares) er en korrupt politiefterforsker i Cairo, som systematisk afpresser de lokale kriminelle for penge. I en tåge af stoffer og alkohol holder han sig oven vande i et retssystem, der er på kanten af et kollaps. Efterforskningen af mordet på en kendt sangerinde, der findes død på The Nile Hilton Hotel, havner på Noredins bord. Det der ligner et simpelt jalousidrama, viser sig hurtigt at være mere kompliceret end først antaget, og sporene fører helt ind i den politiske magtelites inderkreds. Noredin begynder at stille spørgsmålstegn ved sin egen moral, mens han bliver draget ind i en mørk labyrint af prostitution, mord, magtmisbrug og skjulte politiske motiver. 

”Cairo Confidential” er en rå og nervepirrende politisk thriller og er inspireret af virkelige begivenheder i Kairo op til revolutionen i Egypten i 2011. Filmen vandt prisen for bedste internationale spillefilm på Sundance Film Festival 2017.
Cairo Confidential får dansk biograf premiere den 12 oktober 2017.
 
 
 

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PRODUCTION FACTS

Duration: 105 mins
Premiere: 2017

DIRECTOR: Tarik Saleh
PRODUCER: Kristina Åberg
CO-PRODUCERS: Marcel Lenz, Ostlicht film production, Monica Hellström & Signe Byrge Sørensen, Final Cut for Real, Film i Väst, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning, Sveriges Television, Chimney, Scanbox. 
WITH SUPPORT FROM: The Swedish Film Institute, Eurimages, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen Film fond, West Danish Film Fund
CAST: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yaser Ali Maher, Ahmed Selim, Slimane Dazi, Hichem Yacobi, Hania Amar, Mohamed Yousry, Sanaa Shafea'a, Ahmed Khairy, Ahmed Abd Al Hamid Hefny, Nael Ali, Ger Duany
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Pierre Aim
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Roger Rosenberg
COMPOSER: Krister Linder
SOUND DESIGN: Fredrik Jonsäter
EDITOR: Theis Schmidt
CASTING DIRECTORS: Fabien Boitier, Marwa Gabriel
SCRIPT CONSULTANT: Magdi Abdelhadi
COSTUME DESIGNER: Louize Nissen
EFFECTS SUPERVISOR: Peter Hjort
SFX: Hummer Højmark
POST PRODUCER: Lina Wichman
LINE PRODUCER: Alex Corven
CO PRODUCERS: Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Per Bouveng, Fredrik Zander, Karim Debbagh,

FESTIVALS

WORLD PREMIERE: Sundance Film Festival 2017 - World Cinema competition

AWARDS

Sundance Film Festival 2017 - World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

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