The Nile Hilton Incident


Friday, Nov. 10 at 3:10pm
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9:00pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

A political thriller based on a true story, “The Nile Hilton Incident” follows Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt criminal-justice system, as he probes the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel just weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution. What initially seems to be a crime of passion proves something much larger and more sinister, implicating Egypt’s power elite. Realizing the true scope of the investigation, Noredin decides to break the rules to obtain justice — not only colliding with the larger forces of the state but also ignoring his own best interests. Entertainment Weekly writes, “You can feel the Middle Eastern country's impending wave of frustration, corruption, and paranoia simmering underneath every scene in the film like white noise in the background,” and the Hollywood Reporter observes that “‘The Nile Hilton Incident’ represents the type of penetrating filmmaking that only a writer-director intimately familiar with Egyptian culture but possessing an outsider's perspective could convincingly accomplish.”

106 min.
Arabic, Dinka, English & French

Directed by

Tarik Saleh

Film Category

International Spotlight Middle Eastern Focus


Drama Thriller