The Nile Hilton Incident

Tarik Saleh | Sweden, Denmark, Germany | 2017 | 107 min | Arabic spoken | English subtitles

On the eve of the Tahrir Square uprising, a thoroughly corrupt police force keeps a tight grip on the population of Cairo. Police detective Noredin is usually quite susceptible to bribery himself. However, things change for him when he is called to investigate a murder scene at a hotel room in the luxurious Nile Hilton. When the authorities decide to close the case without further investigation, Noredin becomes all the more determined to unravel the truth. Tracking down a terrified witness – an illegal immigrant from Sudan – turns out to be only one of his challenges, as his line of inquiry leads him straight to one of the seemingly untouchable elites of Egypt: a mighty character who appears to be immune from justice. Swedish-born director Tarik Saleh skillfully molds his poignant social critique into a chilling neo-noir thriller.

SCREENINGS

Rialto
tue 11 april | 19:15 (opening)
short film: Law of the Lamb

fri 14 april | 21:45
short film: All the rest is the work

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De Balie
sat 15 april | 20.30
short film: Law of the Lamb

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Lantarenvenster
sat 22 april | 19:00
short film: Law of the Lamb

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Lumière Cinema

sat 22 april | 19:00
short film: Aziza

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