• Cairo Time (2010)

Cairo Time

Release Date: August 6th, 2010

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 2010

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

Production Co: Foundry Films

Keywords: Forbidden love, Wife, Emotional, Passionate, 2000s, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Aside from the sweltering Egyptian climate, little heat or excitement is generated by the film or its attractive stars. show more

  • 70
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Cairo Time is the kind of quietly romantic chamber piece one wants to speak up for, in part to support the small but growing band of Arab women making their mark on national cinemas both East and West. show more

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