Omar

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date: February 28, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - February 28, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
DVD: June 10, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Essam Abu Aabed, Foad Abed-Eihadi, Adel Abu-Lasheen

Synopsis

Omar (Adam Bakri) is a young Palestinian baker who often surreptitiously climbs over the separation wall to join his childhood friends, Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat), who live in a village on the other side. He's secretly in love with Tarek's sister Nadia (Leem Lubany) and is saving up to marry her.

When Omar is captured and roughed up by Israeli soldiers, the three friends kill an Israeli soldier in retaliation. Omar is caught and thrown into prison, where he's beaten and tortured.

After finding out he faces 90 years in jail without appeal, he is offered a deal by the prison warden. He'll be released for a month only if he leads them to Tarek, who's in hiding.

However, when he returns to his friends, claiming the Israelis didn't have enough evidence to hold him, Nadia and Amjad are suspicious.

In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Hany Abu-Assad, Waleed Zuaiter, David Gerson
Screenplay: Hany Abu-Assad

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  • 5 stars "Fabulous! Will but this on bluray when released. Excellent story, acting and theme. Well done!"