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Forbidden Lie$

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Forbidden Lie$


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Norma Khouri won fame and fortune with her 'true story', Forbidden love, about a shocking honor killing in Jordan. The book was a runaway best seller and became the toast of the literary world. Until July 2004, when esteemed Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction, and her protagonist, a figment of her imagination. Now, Khouri is fighting for credibility and offers to go to Jordan to prove that Dalia existed and that the incident really took place.
Title: Forbidden lie$
[videorecording]
Publisher: New York, NY :, Indiepix Films,, c2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title appears as Forbidden lies with the s as a dollar sign ($).
Originally released as a documentary film in 2007.
Special features include: commentary with the director Anna Broinowski and Norma Khouri ; Director's diary ; interviews with the filmmakers ; deleted scenes ; featurettes: "About the real Norma" ; "Norma's Jordan" ; "Goose chase" ; and "The world of John T" ; trailer.
True/False Film Fest entry.
True/False Film Festival.
Summary: Norma Khouri won fame and fortune with her 'true story', Forbidden love, about a shocking honor killing in Jordan. The book was a runaway best seller and became the toast of the literary world. Until July 2004, when esteemed Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction, and her protagonist, a figment of her imagination. Now, Khouri is fighting for credibility and offers to go to Jordan to prove that Dalia existed and that the incident really took place.
Local Note: 1
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1523 FOR
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88 A thrilling and complex documentary about an international con-artist that's as confounded with the distinction between truth and lies as its wildly believable (and equally untrustworthy) subject.

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  • mcdougs rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hold on - this is a crazy real-life rollercoaster ride!

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