In this riveting modern noir with a shrewd political bent, a cynical Cairo detective is assigned the case of a singer murdered in a Nile hotel. He soon learns of the dead woman’s relationship with the hotel’s owner, a wealthy member of parliament. As the investigation hones in on “untouchable” elite, our anti-hero uncovers a web of corruption, only to find himself at the edge of history as Egypt’s 2011 uprising breaks out around him.
In Arabic, Dinka, and French with English subtitles.
World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival
A Strand Releasing release.