The Nile Hilton Incident 15 (S)

The Nile Hilton Incident

A rising young police detective in Cairo is assigned the case of a murdered singer that leads to the President's inner circle in this brilliant Egyptian thriller, winner of the Jury Prize at Sundance.

Noredin (Fares Fares) is a detective on the case of the murder of a beautiful singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel in downtown Tahrir Square. He initially views the job as just another opportunity to squeeze the usual suspects and pocket a few more bribes, but as he uncovers increasingly disturbing details about the reach of the crime, this ambivalent anti-hero finds his conscience piqued...

Excellent performances and an intelligent script elevate this from conventional crime film to a smart portrait of corruption and political power - set movingly in the weeks before the 2011 uprising.