Good Lie, The

2014 – 110 minutes.

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.”

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

Themes
Culture and religion, Migration and refugees
Content rating
12
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 1 & 2
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
vmbo b/k/t - vanaf leerjaar 4
Director
Philippe Falardeau
Country
United States
Type
Fiction
Duration
110 minutes
Year
2014