Roxie Releasing | Release Date: April 3, 2009
Summary: Norma Khouri is a thief, a saint, a seductress or a sociopath, depending on who you talk to. Men want to marry her, Islamic extremists want to kill her, and the global publishing industry wishes she would just disappear. Khouri won fame and fortune with her 'true story' Forbidden Love, about a shocking honor killing in Jordan. The book was a runaway bestseller, translated into multiple languages and Khouri became the toast of the literary world. That was until July 2004, when esteemed Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction. Weaving between the literary salons of London, the mosque-lined vistas of Jordan, the beach side suburbs of Queensland and the seamy Chicago back streets of Norma's dubious past, Forbidden Lie$ pits Norma's tale against the stories of the those who believe she duped them: the publishers, the FBI, her next door neighbor...even her husband. But the most compelling character of all is Norma who, encouraged by director Anna Broinowski, journeys through every shade of gray that separates fact from fiction. Dir. Anna Broinowski. (Roxie Releasing)
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Runtime: 104 min
Production: Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC)
Genres: Drama, Documentary
Country: Australia
Languages: English, Arabic
Director Credit
Anna Broinowski Director
Writer Credit
Anna Broinowski Writer
Cast Credit
Asma Bagain Herself - The Clan
Caroline Overington Herself - The Press
Cousin Faris Himself - The Clan
Dawn Lawkowski Herself - The Law
Ed Torian Himself - The Law
Frank Bochte Himself - The Law
John Toliopoulos Himself - The Clan
Jon Yates Himself - The Press
Kara Elliot Herself - The Fan
Majid Bagain Himself - The Clan
Malcolm Knox Himself - The Press
Maree Elliot Herself - The Fan
Norma Khouri Herself - The Artist
Rachel Richardson Herself - The Fan
Rana Husseini Herself - The Press
Producer Credit
Anna Broinowski Producer
Antonio Zeccola Executive Producer
Sally Regan Producer