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In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

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Naji Abu Nowar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat ... Theeb (as Jacir Eid)
Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh ... The Stranger (as Hassan Mutlag)
Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen ... Hussein (as Hussein Salameh)
Jack Fox ... Edward
Marji Audeh Marji Audeh ... Marji
Hmood Ali Hmood Ali ... Sheikh
Abdul Aziz Mousa Abdul Aziz Mousa ... Suleiman
Baha Othman Baha Othman ... Mulazim
Baha Othman Baha Othman ... Mulazim
Ali Omayan Ali Omayan ... Revolt Commander
Aswad Gasem Aswad Gasem ... Revolt Officer
Ali Saleh Ali Saleh ... Revolter
Abdullah Atawi Abdullah Atawi ... Revolter
Suleiman Fraj Suleiman Fraj ... Revolter
Hisham Ahmand Hisham Ahmand ... Revolter
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In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

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A classic adventure film of the best kind


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Language:

Arabic | English | Turkish

Release Date:

19 March 2015 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

A sivatagon át See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,181, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$283,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$735,961
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tribal camp was shot in Wadi Araba where temperatures were invariably in excess of 40 degrees Celsius. See more »

Quotes

Father: He who swims in the Red Sea cannot know its true deep, and not just any man, Theeb, can reach the seabed, my son. In questions of brotherhood, never refuse a guest. Be the right hand of the right when men make their stand. And if the wolves offer friendship, do not count no success; they will not stand beside you when you are facing death.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

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Sikh
by Jerry Lane
© 2015 Jerry Lane / Al Dakheel, Inc.
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A Huge step for the Jordanian film making, And i really see it by this movie flourish in a new era of directing and production.
19 December 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

I just can't believe i waited until now to watch it !!

The story is sensational and captivating .. I could only imagine that replicating such a powerful story from that period of time is so hard .. My only note is it just felt a bit short or just fast, yet the plot itself was clear and easily engaged with and the script appeared strong and connected even though again it would look short and simple but i think maybe for the Arabic viewer that would be more digestible than having a long conversation in bedouin accent.

As for the cinematography I would be 100% confident by saying this is a huge step for the Jordanian Film movement , as The movie looked so professional and i'd say in an eye bat it deserves a spot in the Oscars short list.

The Cast was Amazing, The young boy was just so into the role .. it's just like he is and always has been Theeb for so long.

And to the most Important and (In my opinion) most noticeable part in the movie and made it pop; The Soundtracks .. I mean My goodness !! the songs the humming, the low level clap on the background .. my heart just synchronized it's beating with the music in the movie ... first time i'v heard of Jerry Lane but i'm hoping, Oh hell i'm sure it won't be the last.

So overall, The movie was really good, again wished the the story would'v gone a bit longer with a little more pages on the screenplay .. but that does not make the movie any less charming and delightful ... And i really hope you guys do it in February 28 next year ;) fingers crossed.


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