|Mon 2 April||7.45pm|
|Tues 3 April||7.45pm|
Dir: Tarik Saleh | Sweden/Denmark/Germany | 2017 | 107 mins | Arabic with English subtitles
Cast: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yaser Aly Maher
This dynamic Egyptian thriller has won multiple awards including the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize (2017). Made by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Tarik Saleh (Tommy, Metropia), it brings a Nordic noir sensibility to a Cairo story inspired by a real case. Detective Noredin (Fares Fares) investigates a murder in the city’s Nile Hilton Hotel. Initially, the amoral Noredin views it as simply another opportunity to pocket a few more bribes. But, uncovering increasingly disturbing details about the reach of the crime, our ambivalent anti-hero eventually finds his conscience piqued. An intelligent, excoriating portrait of systemic corruption, set – movingly – in the days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising.
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