November 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Posted in 2011 | Leave a comment

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This is a beautiful but harrowing film.  It follows French-Canadian twins who are seeking their long lost brother and father somewhere in the Arab world.  The film is in French and Arabic.  The stark Middle Eastern scenery was truly beautiful.  The film alternates between flash backs of their mother’s early life and the twins searching for their family.  The story unravels slowly and the audience begins to suspect in pieces that the twins are headed toward horror rather than catharsis.  The film does rely heavily on coincidences and, by the time the big twists are on the screen, you have probably already guessed them.  That said, though, I was captivated throughout the film and it has really stayed with me.


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