A gripping, tremendously well-made thriller this brilliantly captures the paranoia of Palestinian daily life. No stranger to the dangers that go with living in the Occupied Territories; Omar, Tarek and Amjad are childhood friends forever linked by their desire to strike back at the Israelis. But their loyalty is severely tested when Omar is taken into custody. Things are further complicated by the fact that Omar and Amjad are both in love with Nadia, Tarek’s sister. Like The Battle of Algiers this explores why people resort to terrorism and illuminates the long-term consequences of growing up in a war zone.
“A tender love story, a haunting tragedy and an expertly crafted thriller . .” salon.com
Winner Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival 2013