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‘Cairo Conspiracy’ (dir. Tarek Saleh/2022/126mins/12) A Batcombe Film Society presentation

October 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a superb conspiracy thriller set on a Cairo university campus. When Adam (Tawfeek Barhom), the son of a poor fisherman, receives a scholarship to the prestigious Al-Azhar University – a power centre for Sunni Islam – his family see this as a gift from God. However, Adam’s situation sours when the school’s Grand Imam dies suddenly. Fearing a hardline replacement, the government tasks cynical secret serviceman Colonel Ibrahim (Fares Fares) with recruiting a spy and Adam finds himself on a steep learning curve, caught in a power struggle between warring institutions. An ambitious, complex and satisfying thriller that boldly satirises the politicisation of religion and official hypocrisy and offers a damning indictment of systemic corruption in the power spheres of Egyptian authority.

BBFC Insight: moderate violence, threat, bloody images, sex references

Arabic with subtitles

7pm for 7.45pm


October 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Batcombe Film Society
01749 850307


Batcombe Jubilee Hall
Batcombe, BA4 6HE + Google Map
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