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Aro Favourite Forbidden Lie$


aka: Forbidden Lies
Australia 2007, 104 minutes
Dir. Anna Broinowski
Rating: [M]
Genres: Documentary

Topics: Media.


Aroview: Thoroughly engrossing docudrama investigates the truth behind disgraced bestselling author Norma Khouri, who claimed to be a Jordanian campaigner against honour killing but was in fact a Jordanian-born Chicago real estate agent on the run from the FBI.

Even-handedly detailing the fallout from the author's factual inconsistencies, half-truths and outright lies, dir. Broinowski allows her credulity to be stretched by conniving Khouri's gift of the gab, eventually ending up on a fact-checking mission together in Jordan, where the lies pile on while the truth proves elusive. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, between director and subject, this is a thrillingly unpredictable, formally challenging example of documentary-making at its finest.

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  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • trailers

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