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Omar (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1 August 2013 (New Zealand)
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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
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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.

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Once you collaborate, there's no turning back.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The people that Omar's sister mentions at the dinner table are Real Madrid soccer players - Karim Benzema, Lassana Diarra and Marcelo. All three played for Real Madrid in 2012. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Sociopolitics Translated to Story
22 June 2014 | by mccarthyeditsSee all my reviews

I watched Omar (2013, directed by Hany Abu-Assad) last night and thought how well Abu-Assad translated a twisting, conniving, chaotic, and disruptive sociopolitical situation to the mis-en-scene and plot points of his film. The story hooked me the moment it began and didn't let go until the end, or perhaps even after it ended. My only complaint came from initially thinking that the plot points seemed forced and overly-contrived. However, once I had time to think and discuss the film with my wife Hannah, I began to see how the story followed the situation in the West Bank. The character's lives are surrounded by conceit and violence. They maneuver through their neighborhoods over walls and through back alleys. This mindset is encapsulated in the story.The acting and cinematography furthers its cause. We are left scratching our heads, but that's what the citizens of the West Bank do year-after-year and the I believe that's the greater point Abu-Assad is trying to make.


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Country:

Palestine

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

1 August 2013 (New Zealand) 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

Production Co:

ZBROS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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