Omar

2013 – 97 minutes.

For Nadia, the love of his life, Omar will do almost anything, even dodging bullets. Every day, he climbs over the separation wall in the West Bank to be with her. Then he is forced to choose between Nadia and the loyalty towards his friends. Exciting movie from Paradise Now director Hany Abu-Assad.

Sensitive young baker Omar is used to dodging bullets. For Nadia, the love of his life, he defies many dangers and climbs the separation wall in the West Bank. When his friends plan an act of resistance against the Israeli army, the situation gets out of hand and Omar is arrested. He finds himself playing a cat and mouse game with the military police and it soon becomes clear that his release will come at a high price. Will Omar be able to stay faithful to his friends, the love of his life and his convictions?
Omar, the first film to be fully funded by the Palestinian film industry, is directed by Dutch-Palestinian Hany Abu-Assad, who previously signed for multiple award-winning movie Paradise Now and won the Jury Prize for Omar at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Credits

Subtitles
NL
Themes
Democracy and justice, War and armed conflict
Content rating
16
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 1 & 2
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
Country
Netherlands, The, Palestine
Type
Fiction
Duration
97 minutes
Year
2013