Paradise Now (2005) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In Nablas on the West Bank, Said and Khaled, who have volunteered to be suicide bombers, receive word it will be tomorrow - the cell's first operation in two years. They're shaven and shorn, in black suits to pose as settlers in Tel Aviv for a wedding. Something goes wrong at the crossing, they're separated, and the action is postponed, long enough for renewed questioning of what they're about to do. Suha, the well-educated and well-traveled daughter of a martyr, challenges the action. She likes Said and has her own ideas. "Under the occupation, we're already dead," is Khaled's analysis. Fate and God's will seem to drive Said. We must be moral, argues Suha. Can minds change?

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>
  • A resident of Palestine, Khaled is a slacker who works as a motor mechanic and is often rude to customers. He eventually gets fired, and he, along with his co-worker, Said, end up getting recruited by Jamal to carry out a suicide mission in Tel Aviv. Both men are bathed, shaved, and made to look like Israeli settlers, they are then strapped with explosives, and dressed in dark suits. Enroute on their deadly mission, both men get separated, their operation gets compromised, and Said goes missing. With accusation of betrayal, Khaled sets off to try and locate his friend, and if possible, finish their mission.

    - Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)
  • Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

    - Written by Anonymous


In Nablus, on the West Bank, there live two friends whove known each other for years. Said and Khaled...

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