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The Good Lie (2014)

Wednesday 26th August 2015

Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, the young victims travelled on foot in search of safety. In The Good Lie, released on DVD by Entertainment One on 31st August 2015, Philippe Falardeau brings the story of their survival and triumph to life.
Kuoth Wiel, Corey Stoll, Emmanuel Jal, Ger Duany, Arnold Oceng, Reese Witherspoon
Philippe Falardeau
Broderick Johnson, Ron Howard, Genevieve Hofmeyr, Brian Grazer
Entertainment One
1 hour 50 minutes
31/08/2015

They were known simply as "The Lost Boys". Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, which began in 1983, these young victims travelled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.

In The Good Lie, released on DVD by Entertainment One on 31st August 2015, 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 Kuoth Wiel, some of whom were also children of war.

Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them. As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival.

Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis (Witherspoon), an employment agency counsellor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs-no easy task, when things like light switches and telephones are brand new to them.

Although Carrie has successfully kept herself from any emotional entanglements, these refugees, who desperately require help navigating the 21st century and rebuilding their shattered lives, need just that. So Carrie embarks on her own uncharted territory, enlisting the help of her boss, Jack (Corey Stoll).

Together, against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humour in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America.

Along with Witherspoon, the film stars Arnold Oceng (My Brother the Devil, Adulthood), Ger Duany (I Heart Huckabees), rapper Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Kuoth Wiel, all of whom are of Sudanese descent. Rounding out the main cast are Sarah Baker as Faith Based Charities volunteer Pamela Lowi; and, as the younger Lost Boys, Peterdeng Mongok, Okwar Jale, Thon Kueth, Beng Ajuet and Kejo Jale, all of whom are children of Sudanese refugees.

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