THEEB

By Naji ABU NOWAR

BAYT AL SHAWAREB - as PROD

First film - Completed 2014

Arabian Desert. 1916. Theeb, a Bedouin boy, ventures on a treacherous journey across the desert only to discover his survival depends on a merciless Stranger.

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2014
Orizzonti Orizzonti Award For Best Director
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film, Western, Drama
    • Countries
    • JORDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, QATAR, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Director(s)
    • Naji ABU NOWAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Bassel GHANDOUR, Naji ABU NOWAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Bassel GHANDOUR, Rupert LLOYD, Nadine TOUKAN
    • Synopsis
    • A Bedouin tribe lives a peaceful existence in a forgotten corner of the Ottoman Empire. Theeb, the mischievous youngest son of the tribe’s Sheikh, is blissfully unaware that it’s 1916 and the World is at war. Theeb’s older brother Hussein does his best to teach his little brother to become a man but the boy is more interested in mischief than mentorship. Their lives are interrupted with the arrival of a British Army Officer and his Guide on a mysterious mission. Intrigued by their foreign guests Theeb finds himself caught in an epic journey that will take him far away from home and bring him face to face with the Stranger, an outcast raider, hell bent on capturing the Englishman’s mysterious wooden box. If Theeb is to survive he must become the kind of man his father was.
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