The Nile Hilton Incident

20 Mar 2019

Director: Tarik Saleh

Egypt, Sweden, Denmark, Germany


107 min

In Cairo, days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a singer, murdered in The Nile Hilton Hotel. Initially, the amoral Noredin views the job as just another opportunity to pocket a few more bribes. When he uncovers increasingly disturbing details about the reach of the crime, the detective examines his conscience and slowly changes sides to support those who are defenceless against it. Powerful performances and an intelligent script, based on a true story, elevate this drama from a conventional procedural study to an excoriating portrait of systemic corruption.

Sundance Film Festival 2017 – World Cinema Grand Jury Prize