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Omar (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 16 October 2013 (Belgium)
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A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Director:

Hany Abu-Assad

Writer:

Hany Abu-Assad
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Bakri ... Omar
Leem Lubany ... Nadia
Waleed Zuaiter ... Agent Rami (as Waleed F. Zuaiter)
Samer Bisharat ... Amjad
Eyad Hourani ... Tarek (as Iyad Hoorani)
Mousa Habiib Allah Mousa Habiib Allah ... Sewing Shop Manager
Doraid Liddawi ... Soldier
Adi Krayem Adi Krayem ... Soldier #1
Foad Abed-Eihadi Foad Abed-Eihadi ... Soldier #2
Essam Abu Aabed Essam Abu Aabed ... Omar's Boss
Anna Maria Hawa Anna Maria Hawa ... Omar's Sister
Ziad Jarjoura Ziad Jarjoura ... Omar's Brother
Wafaa Aon ... Omar's Mother
Jehad Abu Assal Jehad Abu Assal ... Omar's Father
May Jabareen May Jabareen ... Suit Store Employee
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Storyline

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Once you collaborate, there's no turning back.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Palestine

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

16 October 2013 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Omar See more »

Filming Locations:

Nazareth, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$157,000, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$356,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$614,444
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Company Credits

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ZBROS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Palestine to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Tarek: Omar, there's a price to pay if you want to revolt and liberate your country. You don't complain or cry. This is the choice you made.
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Referenced in A Wonderful Country: Episode #11.8 (2014) See more »

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Tight masterful storytelling wins out
25 July 2013 | by conannzSee all my reviews

In places like the West Bank truth is the first casualty. This fictional tale takes real life tensions and offers very believable characters to make that point.

The 3 friends (Omar, Tarek & Amjad) plus the sister Nadia are constantly kept off balance by the political tensions that come from living in Palestine.

The director manages to add just enough warmth and naturalness to the various story loops to keep us on side with the lead characters.

The Israeli lead protagonist (Rami) has clearly read Machievelli's the Prince. He uses half truth, insinuation and educated guesses to rattle Omar and his friends.

Just when you think you know what is going to happen it all changes. This is a great movie. I saw it at a film festival but I hope it goes on to wider release.


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