A young boy must use his intuition, nascent survival skills, and the wisdom of his father to outwit potential enemies in a cross-desert trek set in the inhospitable Hijaz wilderness.
Theeb (meaning Wolf) is a Bedouin boy in a time when his culture and way of life were radically changing. Pilgrim guides like Theeb and his brother Hussein were being replaced by railroads running all the way to Mecca.
Director Abu Nowar’s “impressive” debut feature places the real history of a region at the heart of a “classic adventure tale of the best kind.” (Variety)
Directed by Naji Abu Nowar
In Arabic with English Subtitles
MPAA Rating - Unrated
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"A classic adventure film of the best kind"
"CLASSIC...Mr. Nowar's confident technique [is] astonishing""
"The wide-open spaces of Jordan, where “Theeb” was filmed, are as awe-inspiring in their breadth and aridity as the vistas in a spaghetti western. The film’s acute sense of this unforgiving environment is underscored by a soundtrack in which gunfire and voices ricochet eerily through the spiky canyons and arid mountain passes."
"a gutsy first world war adventure that might be described as a sandblasted Bedouin western."