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In 1916, a British soldier and two Bedouin boys embark on a treacherous journey across the desert, in this stunningly shot Arabian western.

Drama 2013 100 mins

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.