About the Movie
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards and winner of the Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard) at the Cannes Film Festival. Omar is a Palestinian baker who secretly climbs over the separation wall to meet his love, Nadia. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young man becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. Together with his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad, Omar risks his life every day, and when he is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the Israeli military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his longtime trust with his friends, further complicated by fact that his love, Nadia, is Tarek's sister. Omar is torn apart inside as he wages his own personal war between feelings of love for Nadia and his homeland. Is he betraying his cause? And who can he trust on either side?