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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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Theeb (as Jacir Eid)
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The Stranger (as Hassan Mutlag)
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Hussein (as Hussein Salameh)
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Marji Audeh ...
Hmood Ali ...
Sheikh
Abdul Aziz Mousa ...
Suleiman
Baha Othman ...
Mulazim
Baha Othman ...
Mulazim
Ali Omayan ...
Revolt Commander
Aswad Gasem ...
Revolt Officer
Ali Saleh ...
Revolter
Abdullah Atawi ...
Revolter
Suleiman Fraj ...
Revolter
Hisham Ahmand ...
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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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19 March 2015 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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A sivatagon át  »

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$9,181 (USA) (8 November 2015)

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$283,024 (USA)
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Jacer Eid (Theeb) and his brother in the film Hussein Salameh are not professional actors. They live in Al Shakriyeh village in Wadi Rum where the film (and The Martian) were shot. They were picked and trained by the director Naji Abu Nowar after spending months in the tribe. See more »

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Hussein: The strong eat the weak
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Featured in The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016) See more »

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The Wolf Theme
by Jerry Lane
© 2015 Jerry Lane / Al Dakheel, Inc.
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Felt Like A One Shot... credits POV Film-making
10 March 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Set in the Ottoman province of Hijaz, in 1916, around the time of WWI. Really?? The only suggestion to a world war is when the foreigner says "we are in a war". Hussein (Hussein Salameh) and Theeb (Jacir Eid) are from a family of pilgrim guides. The arrival of the train now helps pilgrims reach Mecca ruining their chief source of income. When a Englishman comes to their clan's camp with a desert guide, rules of Bedouin hospitality force the family to send someone(Hussein) with two men to their destination, Theeb joins. It is a engrossing adventure tale of a young boy forced to grow up and survive in a desert full of bandits, untrustworthy adults. You immerse into the story and it feels like you are watching the adventure live in the desert from start to end thanks to the direction that shows the entire journey from Theeb's point-of-view, our curiosity matches that of Theeb, who heads out to follow his brother and the mysterious British officer. Events are surprising and gripping and take you in the opposite direction of what you are expecting. The stunning scenery and cinematography that helps suggests emotional state, struggles and coming-of-age of Theeb supported by a heart stopping score make this film a benchmark. This is a Must-watch one of a kind road journey where you root for Theeb as he looks for his road in the unending desert.


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