Heliopolis wander away their days, or fail to do errands, or walk the dog. They live in a neighborhood which has seen better days and in the film the state of Heliopolis represents the old cosmopolitan Egyptian way of life which has been lost. All reviews describe this as nostalgic film and it is hard to get away from that when one character is a graduate student looking for old folks to interview about days gone by and pulling out his digicam to film crumbling buildings and family businesses that may soon go under. The first thing you need to know is that nothing really happens so if you need to duck out for a few minutes, don’t worry. A doctor walks his dog and thinks about moving away to be with his mother, a hotel clerk pretends to her parents that she has moved to Paris, a sentry befriends a puppy and an engaged couple have a bad time while trying to buy a fridge. The drama is minimal but it is an atmospheric movie about cities and memory which should be of interest to Geist fans.