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PG| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
With some time off from her job as a magazine editor, New Yorker Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) decides to share a holiday with her husband, who works for the United Nations. Upon arriving in Cairo, however, she finds he's stuck in Gaza, and he sends his former bodyguard, Tareq (Alexander Siddig) -- now relocated back in Cairo to work at his family business -- to act as her guide around the city. Soon Juliette finds herself captivated by both the city and her companion.

Cast: Patricia Clarkson , Alexander Siddig , Elena Anaya , Tom McCamus , Amina Annabi , Cynthia Amsden , Andrew Cullen , Mona Hala

Director: Ruba Nadda

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: IFC Films

Cairo Time (2009)

Release Date: August 6th, 2010|1 hr. 28 min.

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critic reviews ( 26 )
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • It's a haunting and hypnotic film. show more

  • The melancholic, beautiful Cairo Time confirms two things that hardly need confirming: The Egyptian capital is a breathtaking metropolis, and Patricia Clarkson is one of the best actors in the world. show more

  • Ms. Clarkson's performance as Juliette, the fashion-writer wife of a United Nations functionary, is the film's reason for being. She makes yearning palpable. She turns mysterious silences into a language of love. show more

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  • September 11, 2010 joyceand
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    Well intentioned but honestly the 2 leads, who are both talented, were like cardboard cutouts with little to do but demonstrate their repressed longing for one another.

  • September 07, 2010 Nat and James
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    A beautiful little gem of a movie. Romatic travelogue to Egypt with great acting by lead actor and actress. The culture , emotions, contemplation, romance, danger and mystique, music..is all a big part of why I enjoyed it. It is pure escapist entertinment and had a realistic ending. Just a nice film all together.

  • August 29, 2010 Steve
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    had a hard time not looking at my watch, and its only an hour and a half..good acting....but SLOW

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Since the late 1990s Patricia Clarkson has been one of the darlings of independent film. First coming on the scene in 1987 when she portrayed Eliot Ness' wife in 'The Untouchables,' Clarkson found...

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