THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT OPENS IN MORE THAN 100 CINEMAS IN FRANCE / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Tarik Saleh’s political thriller The Nile Hilton Incident, produced by ATMO, ostlicht filmproduktion gmbh and Final Cut for Real, premieres in Paris on the 21st of June, followed by theatrical premieres in over 100 cinemas in France. 

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 where it won the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film in the World Cinema section. 

Based on a true story set weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the film centres on Noredin, a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, who 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 realising this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself.