Forbidden Lie$

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

Published: New York, NY : Indiepix Films, c2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1523 FOR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Mar 04, 2015

Wow. Serious personality disorder. The scary thing is that there are too many people like her among us.

Dec 20, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Author Norma Khoun wrote a controversial book detailing the “honour killing” of her Moslem friend when she lived in Jordan. As the documentary progresses, and the inconsistencies of her story become more apparent, you begin to realize that you are dealing with a pathological personality lost in a web of her own lies. Fascinating treatise on consumer gullibility (the book became a bestseller) and the willingness of people to believe anything as long as it supports their pre-existing worldview. Documentary filmmaking at its most professional.

Nov 30, 2013

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.

Mar 19, 2012
  • mcdougs rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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


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