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Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Palestine 2013
96 minutes
Cert: 15A


Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to scale the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police which quickly jeopardizes his longtime trust with family and friends. Omar’s feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape but it’s soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.

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