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Omar (2013)

Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2

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Palestine, Palestinian Territory
Arabic, Hebrew
Raw, Thought-provoking, Thrilling
2013
Hany Abu-Assad
Adam Bakri, Adi Krayem, Doraid Liddawi
96 min

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The drama, the story of three childhood friends and a young woman who are torn apart in their fight for freedom, is billed as the first fully-financed film to come out of the Palestinian cinema industry.

Our Take

7.2
The Staff

Ask yourself how many Palestinian movies you have seen before. You will want to give this smart and twisty Academy Award nominee by Golden Globe winning director Hany Abu-Assad a chance to change your answer. Omar, a Palestinian baker, climbs the West Bank Wall to see his lover, Nadia, whom he wants to marry. When Israeli soldiers catch and humiliate him, he gets implicated in the shooting of an Israeli soldier, and eventually gets arrested and faces an extremely lengthy sentence. Later, his captors’ motives and his own get tangled up in politics, friendship, trust, and love. Omar is a highly realistic, compelling crime drama you don’t want to miss.

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