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Strand Releasing Acquires Sundance Political Thriller ‘THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT’

June 16, 2017

The Nile Hilton Incident

Strand Releasing has acquired the North American rights to writer-director Tarik Saleh’s political thriller THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT, which won the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film in the World Cinema Section at Sundance.

The Nile Hilton Incident takes place weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, with a Cairo police office (Fares Fares), investigating the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that involves the power elite of Egypt, so the officer decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice.

Saleh said:

“I am honored that Strand will bring our film to an American audience. After a fantastic start at Sundance, I felt how strongly our story resonated with what is going on right now in the United States. I have a secret dream that Sidney Lumet’s spirit will see the film far in the back of a screening in New York, and that he smiles at my attempt to pay tribute to him.”

Kristina Aberg, Producer said:

“We are excited that Strand, with its reputation of quality films, will release THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT to an American audience. Strangely enough, I regard the US right now as a nation where this film is of utmost relevance.”

Strand has set a fall release.

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