The Good Lie
Taglines: Miracles are made by people who refuse to stop believing.
They 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. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.
The Good Lie is an American drama film written by Margaret Nagle, and directed by Philippe Falardeau. Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, and South Africa, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanual Jal, Corey Stoll, and Sarah Baker. The film, which is based on real-life events, features Witherspoon as a brash American woman who helps four young Sudanese refugees (known as Lost Boys of Sudan) after they win a lottery for relocation to the United States. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival before being released on October 3, 2014.
The Good Lie
Directed by: Philippe Falardeau
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker, Emmanuel Jal, Arnold Oceng, Lindsey Garrett, Kuoth Wiel
Screenplay by: Margaret Nagle
Production Design by: Aaron Osborne
Cinematography by: Ronald Plante
Film Editing by: Richard Comeau
Costume Design by: Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Set Decoration by: Melinda Launspach, Melinda Sanders
Music by: Martin Leon
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence, brief strong language and drug use.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: October 3, 2014