Cast: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Iyad Hoorani
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 98 minutes
In a divided world, trust is hard won.
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards®, and winner of the Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard) at the Cannes Film Festival, Omar is a powerful and tense thriller from the director of Paradise Now.
Omar is a Palestinian baker who secretly climbs over the separation wall to meet his love, Nadia, in Israel. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young man becomes a freedom fighter who, together with his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad, risks his life every day. When he is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the Israeli military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his longtime trust with his friends, further complicated by fact that his love, Nadia, is Tarek's sister. Is he betraying his cause? And who can he trust on either side?