The Good Lie


1h 50m 2014

Brief Synopsis

Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. As the

Film Details

Also Known As
Good Lie, La buena mentira, Le beau mensonge, Lost Boys of Sudan, Una buena mentira, beau mensonge, buena mentira
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2014
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA; South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, bonding with Jeremiah, already a man of faith at 13, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival. Thirteen years later, the young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. Arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis, an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs. Carrie has successfully kept herself from any emotional entanglements, but these refugees, desperately requiring help navigating the 20th century and rebuilding their shattered lives, need just that. So with the help of her boss, she embarks on her own unchartered territory, and the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humor in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America.

Crew

Anthony Abbruzzese

Driver

Jacob Kuol Alier

Interpreter

Alexandre Alin

Visual Effects

Francois Arbour

Sound Engineer

Francois Arbour

Music

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark Auret

Property Master

Rodney Autrey

Driver

Dan Ax

Still Photographer

Jim Babbidge

Driver

Kevin Badami

Post-Production Assistant

George Bailey

Stunts

Talia Barak

Makeup Assistant

John Barber

Dolly Grip

Hugh Barrett

Production Accountant

Michel Barriere

Compositing Supervisor

Rachel Bati

Assistant

Aliyah Baynes

Costumer

Olivier Beaulieu

Compositor

Marie Michele Beausoleil

Music

Paul Bednarz

Medic

Gavin J. Behrman

Production Supervisor

Caroline Belisle

Production

Bradford Bell

Rerecording

Josianne Bell

Music

Stephanie Beman

Craft Service

Dwight Benjamin-creel

Property Master

Michel Bergeron

Compositor

Christine Bergren

Music

Louise Bertrand

Visual Effects Producer

Mathieu Berube

Assistant Editor

Pierrot Berube

Production Assistant

Connie Biles

Driver

Anthony Bilunga

Swing Gang

Pierre Blain

Compositor

Jim Blake

Song

Jim Blake

Song Performer

Dylan Bland

Grip

Kimberly Blaurock

Art Department Assistant

Jason Bohbot

Software Engineer

Cedric Bonnaffoux

Software Engineer

Andrea Bottigliero

Assistant Editor

Mathieu Boulanger

Production

Linda Brenick-gruskin

Costumes

Stephane Brisson

Visual Effects

Justin Brokensha

Assistant Camera

Danny Brown

Set Designer

Clyde E Bryan

Assistant Camera

Christopher S Bryson

Assistant Director

Edouard Buttiero

Graphic Designer

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Wes Campbell

Special Effects Technician

Chico Cardoso

Props

Declan Cassidy

Set Production Assistant

Jamie Lynn Catrett

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Julien Chabot

Visual Effects

Karen K Chang

Coordinator

Sasha Chanoff

Technical Advisor

Mack Chapman

Driver

Yannick Chenevert

Music

Unathi Claassen

Driver

Charles A Claborn

Driver

Felix Clement

Production Assistant

Erin Cloete

Accounting Assistant

Thomas Cobb

Main Title Design

Erin Cochran

Art Director

Wendy Cohen

Production

Chris Coleman

Film Lab

Eugene Collier

Stunt Double

Richard Comeau

Editor

John Cooper

Swing Gang

Luke Cornell

Animal Wrangler

Kattam Laraki Cote

Music

Mélanie Cotton

Software Engineer

Joanie Croteau

Visual Effects Coordinator

Robert De La Cruz

Modelmaker

Peter J Currey

Location Manager

Deidralynn Currie

Props Assistant

Fionagh Cush

Makeup

Keith Cutler

Electrician

Christophe Damiano

Visual Effects

Jarrod Daniel

Office Production Assistant

Alexandre Dauman

Assistant

Brian Delahanty

Driver

Thierry Delattre

Visual Effects Supervisor

Matt Derber

Sound

Vincent Dery

Song

Sagar Desai

Camera Utility

Luc Desmarais

Software Engineer

Lucille Doman

Graphic Designer

Joseph Duarte

Grip

Michael Duarte

Key Grip

Julien Dubusset

Animator

Mathieu Dulong

Sound Engineer

Alexis Dumais

Music

Lafleche Dumais

Graphic Artist

Lefleche Dumais

Graphic Artist

Mathieu Dupuis

Compositor

Chris Durfy

Production Sound Mixer

Samuel Durocher

Production Assistant

Raine Edwards

Hair & Makeup

Scott Einbinder

Swing Gang

Paddy Ellis

Transportation

Anthony English

Video Assist/Playback

Billy Evans

Driver

Guido Del Fabro

Music

Heather Roxanne Ferguson

Hair Stylist

Francesca Van Der Feyst

Hair Stylist

John H. Findley

Location Manager

Rushdi Fisher

Driver

Jean-pierre Flayeux

Compositing Supervisor

Kathryn Foster

Acting Coach

Wayne Fountain

Driver

Myra N Foy

Costumer

Josiane Fradette

Project Manager

Ivan Fraser

Art Department

James Fraser

Coordinator

Siraj Fredericks

Set Production Assistant

Robin Fredriksz

Makeup Artist

Baxter W Frick

Camera Assistant

Wally Frick

Transportation Captain

K Drew Fuller

Costume Supervisor

Greg Funk

Makeup Artist

James Gallimore

Video Assist/Playback

Hoosain Gamieldien

Coordinator

Jacob Garrison

Set Production Assistant

Yanick Gaudreau

Visual Effects

Ginger Geary

Foley Artist

Namratha George

Office Production Assistant

Stephan Gervais

Software Engineer

Andrew Giddy

Camera

Billy Gillespie

Driver

Robert Gilman

Key Grip

Rebecca Glew

Accountant

Zolani Gojo

Electric

Mich Gordon

Greensman

Eric Gotthelf

Adr Mixer

Michael B Gowen

Art Department Coordinator

Phillip Gqitiyeza

Assistant Director

Olivier Gravel

Production Assistant

Brian Grazer

Producer

Tony Greasley

Driver

Daniel Green

Assistant Location Manager

Jonathan Gregoire

Animator

Morne Van Greunen

Costumes

Carolyn Gross

Assistant

Veronique Guay

Compositor

Thomas Sam Hall

Foreman

Hans Hammerschmid

Song Performer

Hans Hammerschmid

Song

Nikki Hanchet

Music

Sheila Hannigan

Music

Forrest Hardeman

Driver

Chris Harker

Best Boy Grip

Rita Harrell

Casting Consultant

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Christopher Joseph Harris

Boom Operator

Matthew Haskins

Assistant Camera

Demian Hauptle

Assistant Production Coordinator

Rick Haworth

Music

Bob Hazell

Boom Operator

Charlotte Henderson

On-Set Dresser

Larry Henderson

Driver

John Henn

Unit Manager

Kevin Hightower

Electrician

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Shira Hockman

Art Director

Genevieve Hofmeyr

Producer

Alexander Holt

Assistant Director

Nadine Homier

Compositor

Nathan Honey

Scenic Artist

Ron Howard

Producer

Travis Howard

Song

Travis Howard

Song Performer

Robert Keith Hudson

Wardrobe

Elisa Hurt

Dialect Coach

Acgmat Ismail

Carpenter

Oona Van Jaarsveld

Wardrobe

Violet Jackson

Camera

Emmanuel Jal

Song

Emmanuel Jal

Song Performer

Broderick Johnson

Executive Producer

J. Stanley Johnston

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lwazi Jokazi

Grip

Joshua Jones

Location Assistant

Katye Kalivoda

Set Production Assistant

Zahir Karriem

Dolly Grip

Amandla Kasa

Coordinator

Erik Kaufmann

Film Lab

Karen Kehela

Producer

Haley Keim

Graphic Designer

Jen Kelley

Casting Consultant

Tim Kilshaw

Armourer

Brian Kinnett

Art Department Assistant

Joe N Kirkland

Driver

Norbert Kitshoff

Camera

Maggie Kiundi

Casting Consultant

Sasha Knox

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Good Lie, La buena mentira, Le beau mensonge, Lost Boys of Sudan, Una buena mentira, beau mensonge, buena mentira
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2014
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA; South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States October 3, 2014

Inspired by a "60 Minutes II" (CBS/2002) segment.

Brad Silberling previously attached to direct and produce.

Limited Release in United States October 3, 2014 (New York, Los Angeles, Toronto)

Previously in development at Paramount and Outlaw Productions.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.