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Wanderers of the Desert
Wanderers of the Desert
Director: Nacer Khemir
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     1hr 35min

A traveling writer and teller of fables, Nacer Khemir here applies his age-old skills to a narrative feature film, the first in his highly-regarded Desert Trilogy that includes The Dove's Lost Necklace and Bab'Aziz - The P...  more »


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Director: Nacer Khemir
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, International
Studio: Typecast Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Arabic

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Movie Reviews

An admirable lesson of life!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 09/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A dying old man and his granddaughter engages in a journey through the desert in search of a meeting. Meanwhile through this arid environment, he will tell her about the fable of the prince that contemplated his soul through the limpid water of an oasis.

Both stories shake hands along the way and we will witness admirable lessons of life and unforgettable Sufi metaphors - like the beautiful story of the three butterflies around a candle - for instance.

Beautifully filmed, admirably choreographed and zealous directed. An admirable work of poetic intensity all the way long.
Solomon Ness | 05/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"When you first watch Wanderer's of the Desert, you are hit by the starkness of the desert landscape and immediately transported to a semi-mythical village somewhere in the Tunisian desert. I found that I had to really pay attention to the film's story and I must say that it does indeed require concentration to fully appreciate a some sort of spiritual message that Nacer Khemir is trying to portray. I gave this review 3 stars because of the uninteresting extras (A picture gallery tat are just stills from the film). I would have loved a director's commentary so that I could analyse the film more and perhaps an interview with Mr. Khemir himself. Other than that I would recommend it for someone who wants to watch something different."