Hany Abu-Assad talks about making of Omar

Hany Abu-Assad talks about making of Omar - Hollywood (November 12, 2013)

Hany Abu-Assad - Hollywood (November 12, 2013

Still from Omar
(Palestine 2013 | 98 mins)
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
Directed By: Hany Abu-Assad
Producers: Hany Abu-Assad, Waleed F. Zuaiter, David Gerson
Executive Producers: Abbas F. Zuaiter, Ahmad F. Zuaiter, Waleed Al-Ghafari, Zahi Khouri, Dr. Farouq A. Zuaiter, Suhail A. Sikhtian
Screenwriter: Hany Abu-Assad
Cinematographer: Ehab Assal
Editors: Martin Brinkler, Eyas Salman
Production Design: Nael Kan
Cast: Adam Bakri, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bicharat,
Leem Lubany, Waleed F. Zuaiter

Neither love nor war is simple and straightforward in occupied Palestine. Young and handsome Omar is in love with Nadia, his militant best friend Tarek?s younger sister. Separated by the Wall that snakes through the occupied West Bank, Omar has become adept at dodging surveillance bullets in order to climb the wall and visit the beautiful Nadia. However, after an Israeli soldier is killed in an act of defiant resistance, Omar becomes a pawn in a cat-and-mouse scheme that undermines his future plans and childhood friendships. Omar is faced with painful choices about life, love and manhood that leave him as riven as the Palestinian landscape. Even though his decisions are simply motivated by this love for Nadia, they nonetheless have far-reaching personal and political repercussions.

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Omar (IMDB)

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