A trio of strange, romantic, and exotic tales adapted from the short stories of Paul Bowles ("The Sheltering Sky"), featuring introductions and narration by the author. "Merkala Beach" follows the dark friendship of two reckless young men; a couple's young marriage is put to a strenuous test as they journey up the Amazon, in "Call at Corazón"; "Allal" is the haunting and mystical story of a boy's spiritual fusion with a cobra. Sondos Belhassen, Sam Cox, and Said Zakir star. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Arabic, Berber, and English; Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish; bonus audio CD; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer. In English, Arabic, and Berber with English subtitles.