Omar

Omar

DVD - 2013 | Arabic
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Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, but it's soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.
Publisher: [Long Island City, NY] : Adopt Films, ©2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
video file, DVD video, rda
DVD
widescreen (16:9), 24 fps, rda
digital, optical, stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
4 3/4 in., rda

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KeithCos
Feb 28, 2017

A powerful, riveting drama that easily pulls you into the life of the difficulties of living in the occupied West bank. Oh, and climbing the wall! It is not an preachy political film. It's a tense thriller with the oppression of the occupation behind every scene. Gripping and engaging and worth watching on many levels.

AL_MARINA Jan 11, 2017

Rich, complex, absorbing, and unflinching. Omar is a movie that kept me on edge until the very last frame, wondering how the complex story line would play out. Whatever your views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this movie plunges you straight into a world full of love, friendship, and crushingly difficult choices.

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janedough
Nov 20, 2016

I found this film both emotion-sapping and riveting, one that allows the viewer to gain insight into what it's like to live in the West Bank. As an aside: Trump would love the wall.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 22, 2016

A surprisingly good film from the Palestine, about a young man living in the West Bank and his association with a freedom-fighter group. There is a love story there too - a love triangle marked by betrayal. Definitely worth a watch to gain a perspective, perhaps one-sided, into lives in the occupied territories. Subtitles.

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NFN
Nov 17, 2014

A sad film about life in occupied Palestine, and the difficult moral choices that residents must make under the brutal Israeli system of terrorism and torture.

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empbee
Nov 14, 2014

Very good movie. Keeps you thinking about the choices or lack of them with the same result at the end. The decision lies in your moral stand.

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0cho
Oct 14, 2014

A very good movie. Worth watching.

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Dreamstime
Oct 08, 2014

I wanted to like the lovestruck Omar. But his choices and experiences are only consistent with a pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli leitmotif. I am not a fan of propaganda from either side. The performances are lovely, though, so the movie was worth watching. But for me, I watched with an emotional disconnect.

voisjoe1 Sep 01, 2014

Omar and his friends believe the unbelievable. They believe that if they kill an Israeli soldier that this will somehow advance the cause of the Palestinians. Once the soldier is killed, we get to see the harsh interrogation techniques and we get to see friend turning on friend. There is a sweet romance between Omar and Nadia, but once Omar becomes entrapped by the police, we get the feeling that this sweet romance will become tragic. The whole truth becomes evident only in the last frames.

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yellow_rabbit_33A
Aug 16, 2014

This film was great - I would watch it again

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