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The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 5 July 2017 (France)
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Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, the thriller features a police officer who investigates the murder of a woman. What initially seems to be a killing of a prostitute ... See full summary »

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Police Commander Noredin Mostafa
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Salwa
Yasser Ali Maher ...
Police General Kammal Mostafa
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Green Eyed Man
Ahmed Selim ...
Hatem Shafiq
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Momo
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Gina
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Amir
Nael Ali ...
Police Major Yosef
Taher Badr ...
Chief of Security
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Clinton
Emad Ghoniem ...
Police Captain Khalil
Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny ...
Saleh
Ahmed Khairy ...
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Ibrahim Salah ...
Ihab
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Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, the thriller features a police officer who investigates the murder of a woman. What initially seems to be a killing of a prostitute turns into a more complicated case involving the very elite of Egypt.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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5 July 2017 (France)  »

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Die Nile Hilton Affäre  »

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Budget:

$4,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,183 (USA) (11 August 2017)

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$9,183 (USA) (11 August 2017)
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Fair Noir
16 August 2017 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Egyptian film star Fares Fares is the beleaguered police detective trying to solve the murder of a prostitute at the Nile Hilton, but encounters nothing but roadblocks and misdirection, some laid by his own superiors. In Egypt, they apparently frown on attempts to solve crimes committed by top government figures. And to get information or to get out of trouble, everything has a price. Money is always changing hands. The viewer wonders if the detective will ever get the chance to find the killer.

Sounds like an interesting murder mystery, but truth be told, it's not as exciting or mysterious as it could be. Director Tarik Saleh tries mightily but his efforts come up short. "The Nile Hilton Incident" is heavy on atmosphere but lacks clarity to hold the audience's interest. Corruption, graft and bribery abound and the bleak, washed out color photography is in keeping with the squalid streets of the Egyptian cities and the moral underpinnings of local officials. The 'perp' is known early on but his identity gets lost the muddled mix of names and titles of all the government employees involved. And, without giving it away, noir fans are used to a more satisfying resolution of matters than Director Saleh has afforded us.


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