Forbidden Lie$ (2009)

Forbidden Lie$
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Documentary
Keywords con artist, docudrama, investigation, writing
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Norma Khouri Actor n/a 1 1000001
Anna Broinowski Director n/a 2 2000001
Sally Regan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Anna Broinowski Producer n/a 3 3000002
Antonio Zeccola Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Anna Broinowski Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kathryn Milliss Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Toby Oliver Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Vanessa Milton Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alison McSkimming Croft Editing n/a 120901 7000002
Max Sharam Music n/a 120781 8000001
Robert Webb Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Mariot Kerr Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Craig Carter Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Synopsis
In July 2004, Norma Khouri, the best-selling author of "Forbidden Love", was exposed as a major literary fake. Her book, which had sold 250,000 copies worldwide, purported to tell of her experiences in Jordan where a friend, Dalia, had been stabbed to death by her father after she had fallen in love with a Christian man. Khouri claimed to have fled Jordan to Australia after being targeted with a fatwah over her campaign against honor killings. In reality she seems to have left Chicago in 1999 one step ahead of the FBI who wanted her for questioning over property transactions and other assorted frauds. Filmmaker Anna Broinowski has been able to get access to Khouri (or rather Norma Bagain) who emerges as a charismatic and manipulative figure, as well as to her victims and the law enforcement agencies she has left in her wake.