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The Good Lie
They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil War in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims travelled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.
In THE GOOD LIE, Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar nominated MONSIEUR LAZHAR (2011)) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Sudanese actors many of whom were also children of war.
2014 / English and Dinka dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 112 mins
Genre: Comedy, Drama and War
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Brief Sex, Strong Language, Violence and Drugs
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Producer: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Molly Mickler Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill
Scriptwriter: Margaret Nagle
DOP: Ronald Plante
Editor: Richard Comeau
Composer: Martin Léon
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmauel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel
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