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2014 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE for Best Foreign Language Film
“The unpredictable climax to this (cat-and-mouse) political thriller is pure genius.”
-Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker
"a swift thriller…illuminates the unevenly shared predicament of Palestinians on the West Bank and the Israelis who police them.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“AN INCREDIBLE LOVE STORY.” - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. By day, Omar (Adam Bakri) is a baker who must routinely climb over the separation wall, dodging bullets, to be with Nadia, the love of his life (Leem Lubany). By night, he’s ready to risk himself to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat). Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, Omar agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game—is he playing his Israeli handler Rami (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will Omar really betray his cause to be with the woman he loves? Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) has made a dynamic, action-packed tour de force about the insoluble moral dilemmas and impossible choices facing those living across a riven Palestinian landscape.
(Dir. by Hany Abu-Assad, 2013, Palestine, in Arabic & Hebrew with subtitles, 96 mins, Adopt Films)
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