CAIRO TIME (Theater Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Stars ìììì

Cairo Time—had a presentation that is so real that you forget you are watching a movie. It seems no director is present nor is one needed. This film examines extramarital attraction, but refreshingly shows restraint, desire to do the right thing, and a preserved marriage. No fault found in acting, directing, or portrayal. The film becomes the definition of subtle presentation.


Juliette Grant (Patricia Clarkson) is stranded in Cairo while waiting for her husband, meets native Egyptian Tareq Khalifa (Alexander Siddig), and finds their growing mutual attraction a challenge.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ruba Nadda for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Charles Pugliese and Christine Vachon for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kathryn (Elena Anaya), Yasmeen (Amina Annabi), Mark (Tom McCamus), Jameelah (Mona Hala), Hanan (Fadia Nadda), Customs Officer (Mohamed Abdel Fatah), and Porter (Hossam Abdulla).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film is for adult audiences due to its unusually subtle approach to its romantic theme. It seems the exact opposite to romance films like Three Coins in a Fountain or Heaven Knows Mr. Allison.

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