Thursday, June 16, 2016

Theeb, a Jordanian film

It's been 3 days since we watched this film, and I am still thinking about it, as is my husband.

Theeb is a young boy who follows his older brother, Hussein, who is leading an Englishman and his guide through dangerous territory, that is riddled with mercenaries, revolutionaries and outcast raiders.  Set during 1916, war in the Ottoman Empire.

The Iron Donkey Trail - railroad brought to the region by the English.

Subtitled, yet very little dialogue, so no need to be put off by that.

Scenery is stunning, yet desolate.  Story is at times brutal, yet unlike American brutality.

Well worth watching - one that I might consider adding to my personal collection.

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