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Omar

Omar

Young Palestinian baker Omar (Adam Bakri) is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia in Israel. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood.

"The story dishes out action and surprises without losing its political intent." - Steve Rose, Guardian

"This is a subtle political film: one that fully dramatizes a situation and lets us think out its contradictions for ourselves." - Jonathan Romney, Observer

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Israel / Palestine, 2013
Drama, Romance, Israeli Politics, Palestinian Culture
Arabic (with English subtitles)
96 minutes

Omar