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Movie Quote of the Day – Cairo Time, 2010 (dir. Ruba Nadda)


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Juliette Grant: Why is everyone starring?
Tareq Khalifa: This cafe is for men.
Juliette Grant: What do the women do?
Tareq Khalifa: Other things.
Juliette Grant: No one said anything.
Tareq Khalifa: No, that would be rude.

Cairo Time Poster


I hadn’t heard of this film until ComingSoon posted the poster/synopsis, but I am extremely excited for it. Partly because I’m a sucker for romances and Egypt and Patricia Clarkson, but mostly because of ALEXANDER SIDDIG. He’s probably most famous for playing Dr. Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and because of that role I’ve loved him since I was a little girl. He was really great in a supporting role in 2005’s Syriana. This film is probably going to be too little to launch him as a leading man, which is a shame.

Synopsis also thanks to ComingSoon:

Clarkson plays Juliette, a fashion magazine editor in her 40s, who travels to Cairo to meet her husband, Mark (McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza, for a three week vacation. When he is unavoidably delayed, he sends his friend Tareq (Siddig), who had been his security officer for many years, to escort her throughout the beautiful and exotic city. The last thing anyone expects is that they will fall in love. Cairo Time is a romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

The film opens in America August 6th.