A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja (Leem Lubany). By night, he's either a freedom fighter or a terrorist-you decide-ready to risk his life 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, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game-is he playing his Israeli handler (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) has made a dynamic, action-packed drama about the insoluable moral dilemmas and tough choices facing those on the frontlines of a conflict that shows no sign of letting up.
- Director: Hany Abu-Assad
- Country: Palestine
- Genre: Drama | Thriller
- Year: 2014
- Run Time: 01:38:37
- imdb Score: 7.7/10 (1,292 votes)
- Language: Arabic | Hebrew
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Waleed Zuaiter, Leem Lubany, Adam Bakri
Jay Weissberg - VARIETY
"What Omar best portrays are the limitations that result from having an occupation, and the fight to overthrow it, dominate a person's entire life."
Tomas Hachard - SLANT MAGAZINE
"The strongest element here is the surprise-filled plot, and a standout performance from Palestinian-American actor Waleed Zuaiter."
Liam Lacey - GLOBE AND MAIL
"The unpredictable climax to this cat-and-mouse political thriller is pure genius."
Howard Feinstein - FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
The Academy Awards 2014
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes Film Festival 2013
Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize
Dubai Film Festival 2013
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2013
War on Screen Int'l Film Festival 2013
Hamburg Film Festival 2013
New York Film Festival 2013
Warsaw Film Festival 2013
London Film Festival 2013
Amsterdam Film Week 2013
AFI Fest 2013
Sao Paolo International Film Festival 2013