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Omar (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 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 & 11 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 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.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ZBROS See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second film from Palestine to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film after Paradise Now (2005). Both of these films were directed by Hany Abu-Assad. See more »

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

Quotes

Nadia: Have you ever been outside of this hole?
Omar: I don't need to, I have you.
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll in complete silence without any music. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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A Must
18 January 2014 | by mahmood-sharifSee all my reviews

To start with, I want to admit that I might be biased, as this movie is a local movie, with local actors, and local financing. Therefore, my review could be affected by what is so called local patriotism.

Nevertheless, I think that this movie is the best movie that I've watched in a long while. This movie tells the story of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict from the Palestinian point of view in a way that no movie did before. Yet, this movie could apply to any weak side that is living under oppression, anywhere on earth, such that everyone that has a heart can empathize with the oppressed, that is symbolized by the hero Omar. In addition, this movie contains numerous elements that one looks for in a movie: it has action scenes, dramatic events of betrayal and honesty, a pure and naive love story, friendship, funny scenes, and above all, it makes the audience ask questions and think.

To conclude, this movie is a must watch as it tells a story in a moving manner (some people even cried at the end..). In addition, by watching it you'll be supporting the uprising of the Palestinian movie scene, that has many great talents.


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