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Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2006

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

Production Co: Augustus Film, Razor Film Produktion GmbH

Keywords: 2000s, Love interest, Tense, Engaging, Friendship, Transformation

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Nominated Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Foreign Language Film