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Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

Summary: A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja (Leem Lubany). By night, he’s either a freedom fighter or a terrorist—you decide—ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat). Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game—is he playing his Israeli handler (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) has made a dynamic, action-packed drama about the insoluable moral dilemmas and tough choices facing those on the frontlines of a conflict that shows no sign of letting up. [Adopt Films]

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Runtime: 96 min
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Production: ZBROS
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory
Languages: Arabic, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Jun 10, 2014
Director Credit
Hany Abu-Assad Director
Writer Credit
Hany Abu-Assad Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Adam Bakri Omar
Iyad Hoorani Tarek
Leem Lubany Nadia
Samer Bisharat Amjad
Cast Credit
Adam Bakri Omar
Adel Abu-Lasheen Agent In Market Chase
Baher Agbariya Prison Guard #1
Em Ahmad Assad Woman In House In Chase
Essam Abu Aabed Omar's Boss
Foad Abed-Eihadi Soldier
Jehad Abu Assal Omar's Father
Majd Bitar Tarek's Friend
Mousa Awad Tarek Guard #3
Mousa Habiib Allah Seqing Shoop Manager
Najwa Atamnah Amjad Sister #1
Pauline Bahoth Nadia's Friend
Rohl Ayadi Hussam
Samer Bisharat Amjad
Wafaa Aon Omar's Mother
Producer Credit
Abbas F. Eddy Zuaiter Executive Producer
Ahmad F. Zuaiter Executive Producer
Baher Agbariya Line Producer
David Gerson Producer
Farouq A. Zuaiter Executive Producer
Hany Abu-Assad Producer
Suhail A. Sikhtian Executive Producer
Waleed Al-Ghafari Executive Producer
Waleed Zuaiter Producer
Zahi Khouri Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: