Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) is a Canadian magazine
editor who arrives in Cairo for a vacation with her long-time husband (Tom McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza. Delayed, her husband asks his frienda handsome Egyptian named Tareq (Alexander Siddig)to watch over Juliette. Juliette finds herself falling in love not only with the city but with Tareq. From the surprise of men-only cafes, to the aroma of a hookah
pipe, to the expanse of the Nile, the film captures the seductive charm of Cairo.
Canadian Connection: The director and some cast members are Canadian.
Sensual movie, and if there had been a sex scene or any indication that they had had sex it would have ruined it for me. I thought the fact that she honored her marriage enough to not go to bed was delightful, yet at the same time she broke a promise (as far as she would go)to go to the pyramids with her husband, and instead goes with Tariq. This was her method of telling Tariq that she loves him, and that going to the pyramids was an experience that only they would share. Part of the charm was that this woman could not believe that she was still attractive as an older sophisticated woman. The bond between both characters was not mere sexual mystique, but it was an emotional intellectual bon
Simply a beautiful romance. Would appreciate maybe 1-2 more hug or stroke to make it even more burning. Both of them excellent performance. Amazing scenes from Cairo. Hey part 2 in Istanbul? Reunion of Julliete and Tareq after her husband died or smth :)))
I liked how long it took them to fall in love. In movies these days they meet and after five minutes say "let's go to bed." So I waited patiently as their passions gradually built up, but I don't think they ever "dit it." If their had been even the suggestion of a sex scene, I would have given the movie 5 stars.