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Luxor....the film

Post by newcastle »

I watched this online. Cost me £10. Waste of money.

I enjoyed the scenery....it was obviously filmed entirely in and around Luxor.....but otherwise found it tedious and pretentious .

It was confusing at times....shacking up with your Egyptian boyfriend at the Winter Palace?? What is the world coming to :lol:

Without the synopsis I’d read beforehand, I wouldn’t have made head nor tale of the story. Actually...there isn’t a story. A garbled mish mash of weird seances on the West Bank and marijuana- fuelled dancing in - I kid you not - the Winter Palace bar! The female lead is a refugee worker on vacation and obviously having something of a mental breakdown. Probably not helped by the dope or the attentions of the male egyptologist.

The unlikely couple also partake of a joint while sitting in the inner sanctum of Luxor Temple. Disgraceful 8)

Nice to see Salima Ikram.....the only sane and believable character in an otherwise pointless bit of self-indulgent cinematography....possibly because she just plays herself.


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We were in it, also just playing ourselves! (But haven't seen it yet.)
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Teddyboy wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:28 am We were in it, also just playing ourselves! (But haven't seen it yet.)
Saw a few European visitors/ expats particularly in the scenes shot at the Marsam

I do recall an elderly chap, in the background, gawping at Salima’s luncheon table and waving!😷
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@DJKeefy

I wanted to post some screen shots I took of the film but get the message :

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Yes, you can only upload .jpg files.

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Bingo!
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awful film.
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Well now, I finally got a good quality copy of the film. We watched it this evening. Having been absent from Luxor for more than a year the scenes made us feel very home sick for Luxor. The acting of the extras was, of course, rubbish ;) and the main cast not much better with a very dodgy plot line especially with old boyfriend allowed into Winter Palace hotel room overnight etc. I think the best actor was Salima but she has probably done more in front of a camera than most of the actors.
Anyway at least the location sequences were correct (unlike Death on the Nile) It helped us reminisce, in safety.
Stay safe folks.
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BBLUX wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:28 pmHaving been absent from Luxor for more than a year the scenes made us feel very home sick for Luxor.

Stay safe folks.
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