26.9. - 5.10.2019

Paradise Now France, Germany, Netherlands 2004 | 91 min | OV | | FF 2005

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.

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Two Palestinian friends, Khaled and Said, have been chosen to perform a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. The plan fails however, and they are forced to reschedule. The delay offers them an opportunity to reconsider and the suspense is almost unbearable as they review their positions. Do they have any real alternative? “Paradise Now” is both stifling and courageous.
Orig. Title: Paradise Now
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Hauptprogramm
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Screenplay: Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer
Cast: Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel
Producer: Bero Beyer,Roman Paul
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Jina Sumedi
Camera: Antoine Heberlé
Set Designer: Olivier Meidinger
Cutter: Sandor Vos
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Constantin Film Verleih GmbH
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Production: Augustus Film, Bloemgracht 282, 1015TV Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tel: +31 20 622 12 66, Fax: +31 20 420 2574, e-mail: