R | | Drama, Mystery, War
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.
Although shot in Jordan, the Middle Eastern country in which the film takes place was deliberately left unnamed. Some viewers have noted the word "Palestine" visible on a window in Nawal's school, but the Christian-Muslim conflict would seem to ... ...
Notary Jean Lebel:
Will of Mrs. Nawal Marwan... To Notary Jean Lebel: Bury me with no casket, no prayers, naked, face down, away from the world. Stone and epitaph. I want no gravestone, nor my name engraved anywhere. No epitaph for those who don't keep their promises....
Scenes set in Lebanon give away their real location by the cars with Jordanian number plates.
'Mr. Leonard Cohen I need your help, please call me." - Denis Villeneuve
French, Arabic, English
$50,679 (USA) (22 April 2011)
$6,857,096 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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