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The Good Lie

Philippe Falardeau

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Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. (IMThey were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”

Synopsis

Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety.  Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar”) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life.   Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war.

Credits

United States 2014, 110 min.

Fiction,

Official website: http://www.thegoodliemovie.com

Productions:

Alcon Entertainment

info@alconent.com

+1 310 789 3040

www.alconent.com

Dutch distribution:

Entertainment One Benelux

+31 356251200

www.entertainmentone.nl

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