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CAIRO CONSPIRACY aka BOY FROM HEAVEN

2023 Oscar® Selection, Sweden

[WALAD MIN AL JANNA] [ولد من الجنة]
From Swedish filmmaker Tarik Saleh, who directed the excellent 2017 neo-noir THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT, this caustic tale of clerical intrigue, state espionage and unmitigated corruption is a penetrating account on par with the work of John le Carré. Adam (Tawfeek Barhom) is a poor fisherman's son who wins a scholarship to Cairo's prestigious Al-Azhar University. Following the mysterious deaths of the school's imam and a fellow student, Adam is pressured by state security operative Colonel Ibrahim (Fares Fares) to act as their man on the inside and help steer the highly contested election of the next imam to the government's preferred outcome. Winner, Best Screenplay, 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Official Selection, 2022 Zurich, Hamburg, Busan, London, Vancouver and Rome film festivals. DIR/SCR Tarik Saleh; PROD Fredrik Zander, Kristina Åberg. Sweden/Denmark/France/Finland, 2022, color, 126 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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126 Minutes
Thriller

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