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Omar

7.3
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Original title
Omar
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
Palestine Palestine
Director
Screenwriter
Hany Abu-Assad
Cinematography
Ehab Assal
Cast
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Producer
ZBros
Genre
Drama. Thriller. Romance | Arab-Israeli conflict
Synopsis / Plot
Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia’s militant brother. Omar’s feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape. But it’s soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.
Awards
2013: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2013: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard)
2013: Seminci Film Festival: Official Selection
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