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Rated PG · 88 minutes · 2009

Drama, Romance
Patricia Clarkson, one of the finest actresses in the world, plays Juliette, a United Nations worker’s wife visiting Cairo. Her husband is supposed to meet up with her, but he’s delayed, leaving her in the company of Tareq (Alexander Siddig), a kind and handsome coffee-shop owner. Hey, American U.N. workers: Don’t leave your wives in the company of kind and handsome coffee shop owners in Cairo! Clarkson is good in Ruba Nadda’s quiet and surprisingly romantic film, and Siddig is every much her equal. The two make an engaging couple, and the city offers a backdrop that’s equally inviting and intimidating. The movie shows that two people walking and talking, and exchanging a quick embarrassed kiss, can be quite intoxicating. This is sort of a Lost in Translation relocated to Cairo from Japan.
Director: Ruba Nadda
Producer: David Collins, Daniel Iron, Charles Pugliese and Christine Vachon
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Tom McCamus, Amina Annabi, Cynthia Amsden, Andrew Cullen, Mona Hala and Fadia Nadda

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The Coast Halifax Patricia Clarkson steps into leading light Patricia Clarkson, best known as a talented supporting character actor, finally lands the starring role she deserves in the romantic Cairo Time. by Sean Flinn 10/15/2009
Creative Loafing Atlanta Review: Cairo Time Patricia Clarkson takes a slow trip up the Nile in Cairo Time by Curt Holman 08/27/2010
The Coast Halifax Checking into Cairo Time Patricia Clarkson stars in the exquisite romantic drama. by Hillary Titley 10/15/2009

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