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PG-13| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Khaled (Ali Suliman) and Said (Kais Nashef) are Palestinian friends recruited by a terrorist group to become suicide bombers in Tel Aviv. Armed with explosives, they attempt to cross into Israel, but are pursued by suspicious border guards. Khaled returns to the terrorists, while Said sneaks into Israel and ponders detonating at another target. After Khaled and Said reunite to begin their mission again, Khaled has reconsidered, and tries to convince Said to give up the bombing as well.

Cast: Kais Nashef , Ali Suliman , Lubna Azabal , Amer Hlehel , Hiam Abbass , Ashraf Barhom , Mohammad Bustami , Mohammad Kosa

Director: Hany Abu-Assad

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Independent

Paradise Now (2005)

Release Date: October 28th, 2005|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Shot in the West Bank, the film radiates authenticity. Even when he plays the action like a thriller, Abu-Assad is in search of a deeper truth. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A compelling, tightly made political thriller. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A valuable film, provided one doesn't ask too much of it. show more

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