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

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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 Kanšle)


  • Trailer zum Kinofilm

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 / Speaker
Adam BakriOmar [L]
Samer BisharaAmjad [L]
Leem LubaniNadia [L]
Waleed ZuaiterAgent Rami [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyEhab Assal
Castingcasting directorJuna Suleiman
Costume Departmentcostume designerHamada Atallah
Director's DepartmentdirectorHany Abu-Assad
Director's Department1st assistant directorEnas Al-Muthaffar
EditingeditorEyas Salman
EditingeditorMartin Brinkler
Makeup Departmentkey makeup artist Dörte Dobkowitz
Makeup Departmentfx makeup artist Dörte Dobkowitz
ProducerproducerWaleed Zuaiter

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