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FILM OPENS: February 21, 2014

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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
"All the actors have an easy confidence that's vital for their frequent closeups, underscoring their humanity rather than their function as illustrations of a well-known conflict."
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

AWARDS

The Academy Awards 2014
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes Film Festival 2013
Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize

Dubai Film Festival 2013
Best Feature

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013
Best Film

FESTIVALS

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