Feature Film | 2012-2013 | Drama, Thriller | Palestine

Main data

Shooting data

LocationsNazareth, West Bank, Israel

Project data

Length of movie94 Min.
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)


Brief synopsis

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. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia’s militant brother. 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.



ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Adam BakriOmar [L]
Samer BisharaAmjad [L]
Leem LubaniNadia [L]
Waleed ZuaiterAgent Rami [SR]


Director of photographyEhab Assal
Casting directorJuna Suleiman
Costume designerHamada Atallah
DirectorHany Abu-Assad
1st AD (local system)Enas Al-Muthaffar
EditorMartin Brinkler
EditorEyas Salman
Key makeup artist/hair stylistDörte Dobkowitz
Fx makeup artistDörte Dobkowitz
ProducerHany Abu-Assad
ProducerWaleed Zuaiter
ProducerDavid Gerson
Postproduction producerTolke PalmThe Post Republic GmbH
Line producerBaher Agbariya
Post production supervisorDominik Bollen
ScreenwriterHany Abu-Assad
Assistant to sound re-recording mixerAlessandro Mongardini
Sound designerChristian Conrad

Production companies

ZBros LLC [ps]

Distributing companies

The Match Factory GmbH [de]World Sales


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Hany Abu-Assad2013Jury PrizeCannes / Un Certain RegardWinner
Hany Abu-Assad2014Academy Awards (Oscar) [us]Best Foreign Language FilmNominated
Hany Abu-Assad2014Camerimage Lodz [pl]Main Competition - Silver FrogWinner
Waleed Zuaiter2014Academy Awards (Oscar) [us]Best Foreign FilmNominated
David Gerson2014Academy Awards (Oscar) [us]Best Foreign Language FilmNominated