Morocco, Sweden, France 2015, 111 mins. Dir. Tarik Saleh. Starring Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher
This thriller was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. A maid witnesses a murder at an upscale hotel and a policeman is assigned to the case, but it soon becomes clear that important people don’t want the case solved. The film was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic. It 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. At the 53rd Guldbagge Awards, the film won five awards, including Best Film.