Oscar nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film!

The first Bedouin western, Theeb (which means “wolf” in Arabic) looks at the collision of East and West that occurred on the Arabian Peninsula during World War I. A young Bedouin boy utilizes the survival skills taught by his brother when they set out on a perilous desert journey to guide a British soldier. When bandits attack, Theeb and his brother must fend for themselves. Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat gives a mesmerizing and intrepid performance as title character. Stunning desert vistas and a soaring musical score enhance this thrilling tale that invokes the adventure of classic western movies.

"A classic adventure film of the best kind, boasting stunning locales in a well-told story about a young Bedouin boy outwitting potential enemies in the desert." —Variety

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Director
Naji Abu Nowar
Released
2014
Language
Arabic with English subtitles
Country
United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Jordan/UK
Running Time
100 minutes
Website
http://theeb-filmmovement.tumblr.com/