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Theeb 2013 15

100 mins Jordan Director. Naji Abu Nowar

In 1916, on the eve of the Arab revolt, orphaned brothers Hussein and Theeb (Arabic for wolf) are visited in the night by a mysterious British officer.

Adhering to the strict code of Bedouin honour, the two boys find themselves assisting the man on a treacherous journey across the desert. Along the way, they will encounter Arab revolutionaries, Ottoman mercenaries and bloodthirsty raiders.

British-born writer-director Naji Abu Nowar announces himself as a major new talent with his feature debut, a stunningly shot journey into the unforgiving heart of the desert, for which he spent a year living among a real Bedouin tribe.

Nominated for the Sutherland Award in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival 2014.

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Directed by

Naji Abu Nowar

Featuring

Jacir Eid

Hussein Salameh

Jack Fox

Genres

Drama

Collection

Best of BAFTA Oscars Festival Winners & Nominees Discoveries Oscars - Best Foreign Language Film

Certificate

15 strong injury detail, violence

Released

2013

Country

Jordan

Language

English

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