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Omar 2013

7.2

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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Details

  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Adam Bakri, Eyad Hourani, Leem Lubany
  • Directed by

    Hany Abu-Assad
  • Written by

    Hany Abu-Assad
  • Runtime

    98 minutes