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 imply the setting is Lebanon, the birthplace of playwright Wajdi Mouawad.
Notary Jean Lebel:
To a notary, Mr. Marwan, a promise is a sacred thing.
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 24 April 2011