State Theatre Sat, Aug 2, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by: Carolyn Micklatcher and The Stuart J. Hollander
Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:98 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:Occupied Palestinian Territory
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Adam Bakri
Leem Lubany
Waleed F. Zuaiter
Evad Hourani
Director:Hany Abu-Assad
Produced by:Hany Abu-Assad
David Gerson
Waleed Zuaiter
Screenwriter:Hany Abu-Assad
Cinematography:Ehab Assal
Editing By:Martin Brinkler
Eyas Salman


In a divided city in the West Bank of the Occupied Palestine Territories, twenty-something Omar won’t let a separation wall or bullets fired by the Israeli Army keep him from his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad, or his high school love Nadja. Baker by day and resistance fighter by night, Omar and his friends hatch a plan to attack an Israeli soldier; in the aftermath, he is chased down, apprehended and tortured before being released back to his friends. As suspicions mount among his peers about his loyalty, Omar’s already-fractured life is torn further asunder. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, this gripping, action-packed drama from Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now,” TCFF ‘06) brings hard truths about life under occupation and the price of resistance into stark relief.