The Nile Hilton Incident

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The Nile Hilton Incident
The Nile Hilton Incident.jpg
Film poster
Directed byTarik Saleh
Produced byKristina Åberg
Written byTarik Saleh
StarringFares Fares
Music byKrister Linder
Release date
  • 21 January 2017 (2017-01-21) (Sundance)
  • 29 September 2017 (2017-09-29) (Sweden)
Running time
106 minutes

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]



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 90% 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]


  1. ^ Erbland, Kate (30 November 2016). "Sundance 2017 Announces Competition and NEXT Lineups, Including Returning Favorites and Major Contenders". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards: Global Independent Creativity Reaches New Heights". Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  3. ^ "En salle. "Le Caire confidentiel" : regarde les hommes de Moubarak tomber". Courrier International (in French). 4 July 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Guldbagge-vinnaren trodde inte på seger: "Chockerande"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ "The Nile Hilton Incident (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ "The Nile Hilton Incident Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 6 March 2018.

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