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Cairo Time ~ Charming

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am going to talk about 'Cairo Time'! It's a movie that has been loafing around my Netflix Que for quite some time and I finally got around to watching it!

'Cairo Time' is a movie about an American woman who flies out to Cairo to meet up with her husband. Her husband works for the UN and is stuck in Gaza. Now the wife has all the time in the world, alone in Cairo. Well, not exactly alone. She soon befriends her husband's retired head of security. Plot ensues!

This is a rather quiet movie that has a lot of subtlety and finesse. I found it incredibly enjoyable!  They touch on some of the cultural differences and dangers of being a woman alone in Cairo. This adds some very mild seriousness to an otherwise easygoing movie. I was pulled right into the story and was captivated until the last second!


On top of the great story the cinematography is absolutely stunning! I've never been to Egypt, and I doubt I will anytime soon, therefore I love seeing what I can through cinema! I'm talking about sweeping, gorgeous views and beautiful sunset shots over the pyramids. Breathtaking to be sure!

Lastly, I would be deceiving you if I didn't say that one of the primary reasons I watched this movie was because of Alexander Siddig. He played the head of security and you may know him as Dr. Bashir from 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'. Although that may be where I first encountered him, I really love his acting and I watch his work whenever I get the chance!

In conclusion, I recommend this movie! It's perfect for cuddling in with a cup of tea for a calm afternoon.

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