30.09. - 09.10.2021

Omar Palestine 2013 | 97 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Hany Abu-Assad

Hany Abu-Assad (*1961) is a Palestinian-Dutch director, above all renowned due to his Oscar-nominated film Paradise Now (2004) which was also shown in Hamburg. At this year's Cannes festival, Omar won the jury price in the series Un Certain Regard.

rated for 0 + years
CLOSING FILM: Almost every day, Omar climbs over the huge wall separating Israel and Palestine, ducking the Israeli bullets. He's risking his life for Nadia, who waits for him on the other side. Their love is secret, not even Tarek, Nadia's brother and Omar's best friend, can know about it. Everyday life for Omar and the other Palestinians in West Jordan is marked by bullying and humiliation. To try and offer some kind of resistance, Omar and Tarek start a militant activist group, together with their friend Amjad. When Amjad kills a policeman during an attack, it's Omar who's caught by the Israeli army. In prison, Omar is tortured and given the choice of either working for Israel as a mole or spending the rest of his life behind bars. Omar feigns acceptance of the deal, without seriously intending to betray his friends. But outside he is met with suspicion and misunderstanding. For Tarek and the others, he is now a spy. And Nadia is further away than ever. Omar is a gripping drama about growing up, friendship and love in extreme circumstances.

Screening on 05.10. in attendance of:
Hany Abu-Assad (Director)
Original title: Omar
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hebrew, Arabic
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Screenplay: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Adam Bakri, Samer Bishara, Ehab Hourani, Leem Lubani, Waleed Zuaiter
Producer: Hany Abu-Assad, Waleed F. Zuaiter, David Gerson
Director of Photography: Ehab Assal
Production Design: Nael Kanj
Editor: Martin Brinkler, Eyas Salman
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Match Factory
Production: ZBROS


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