The Nile Hilton Incident

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The Nile Hilton Incident
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Film poster
Directed by Tarik Saleh
Produced by Kristina Åberg
Written by Tarik Saleh
Starring Fares Fares
Music by Krister Linder
Release date
  • 21 January 2017 (2017-01-21) (Sundance)
  • 29 September 2017 (2017-09-29) (Sweden)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Arabic, Dinka

The Nile Hilton Incident (Arabic: حادث النيل هيلتون‎) is a 2017 Swedish thriller film directed by Tarik Saleh. It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.[1] It was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic.[2] The film discusses the corruption of Egyptian police before the 25 January Revolution. The plot is inspired by the murder of the Lebanese Arab singer Suzanne Tamim in Dubai in 2008.[3] At the 53rd Guldbagge Awards, the film won five awards, including Best Film.[4]

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On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 87% based on 38 reviews, and an average rating of 7/10.[5] On Metacritic, which assigns normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]

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