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Cairo Conspiracy (12A)

Mon 15 May 2023 - Thu 18 May 2023


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Rated 12A


£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s


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Cairo Conspiracy (12A)

Dir. Tarik Saleh
2022 | 121 mins | Sweden, France, Finland, Denmark
Arabic with English subtitles
Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri


  • Mon 15 May: 8pm
  • Tue 16 May: 2pm
  • Wed 17 May: 5pm
  • Thu 18 May: 5pm

From Tarik Saleh, director of 2017’s political drama The Nile Hilton Incident, exploring the corruption that triggered the 2011 Egyptian revolution, comes this superb new conspiracy thriller set on a Cairo campus.

When Adam (Tawfeek Barhom), the son of a poor fisherman, receives a scholarship to the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo – a power centre for Sunni Islam – his family sees it as a gift from God, but Adam’s fortune sours when the school’s Grand Imam dies.

Fearing a hardline replacement, the government tasks cynical secret serviceman Colonel Ibrahim (Fares Fares) with recruiting a spy. Adam finds himself on a steep and cynical learning curve, caught between warring institutions in an ambitious, complex and satisfying thriller that boldly satirises the politicisation of religion and official hypocrisy and offers a damning indictment of systemic corruption in the power spheres of Egyptian authority.


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