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In this exclusive clip from the Jordanian film “Theeb,” which won the Best Director award at its Venice Film Festival 2014 premiere, the titular young boy will not give up his search to discover what is in the Englishman’s box. The movie marks director Naji Abu Nowar’s debut film.
The U.S. release of “Theeb” will take place on November 6, and the film was just selected as the official Jordanian entry for the 88th Academy Awards.
The official synopsis reads: “1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb (‘Wolf’) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them on a treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after the travelers, but they soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with mercenaries, revolutionaries, and outcast raiders, forcing Theeb to live up to the name given to him by his father.”
Watch the exclusive (and very rebellious) clip above.