Omar


Omar
Set in the occupied Palestinian territories, we follow a young Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girlfriend. By night, he's either a freedom fighter or a terrorist, ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends. Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game... is he playing his Israeli handler or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? The film was Palestine's official entry into the 2014 Foreign Language Oscars. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

97 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Waleed Zuaiter, Samer Bisharat, Iyad Hoorani
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
ScreenplayHany Abu-Assad
CinematographyEhab Assal
EditingMartin Brinkler, Eyas Salman
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2013
Produced byZBROS

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageFairly frequent, moderate to strong
NudityBare buttocks, non-sexual, mild
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, realistic, bloody, moderate to strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
28 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
82 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconTwisty and riveting, Omar is a well-directed crime drama with uncommon depth.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
22 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
3894 users
15
Internet
5715 Netizens quote iconWell made film from Palestinian side of the border, providing insight how it is to live there and how it influences relationships between people living on both sides
15

Average .. 77%

15

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