Paradise now [videorecording (DVD)] / Warner Independent Pictures ; produced with the support of Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, ... [and others] ; produced by Augustus Film, ... [et al.] ; written by Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer ; producer, Bero Beyer ; director, Hany Abu-Assad.
Contributor(s): Abu-Assad, Hany | Beyer, Bero | Nashef, Kais | Suliman, Ali | Azabal, Lubna | Hlehel, Amer | Abbass, Hiam | Barhoum, Ashraf | Warner Independent Pictures | Augustus Film (Firm) | Warner Home Video (Firm) | Warner Independent Pictures (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Australia : Aztec International, Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscSubject(s): Suicide bombers -- Israel -- Drama | Terrorists -- Israel -- Drama | Terrorism -- Israel -- Drama | Motion pictures, Israeli | Foreign language films, Arabic | DVD-Video discs | Arabic language materialsGenre/Form: Feature films. | Foreign language films.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Said (Kais Nashef) is a young Palestinian living in Nablus, and working as a mechanic. He gets his friend Khaled (Ali Suliman) a job, but the hot-tempered and impulsive Khaled quickly loses it. Suha (Lubna Azabal), a pretty, well-traveled young woman and the daughter of a well-known "martyr," brings her car in to be fixed, and flirts with Said. He's clearly interested in her, so much so that he continues to think of her when he's approached later that day by Jamal (Amer Hlehel), who tells him that he's been selected for an important mission, a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, and that Khaled will be joining him, as they had requested. That night, Jamal stays with Said at his mother's (Hiam Abbass) house, while another man stays with Khaled. Said sneaks off during the night to bring Suha her car keys, and has a brief discussion with her about her father's death, and what options the Palestinians have in their dealings with Israel. Said doesn't tell her the real reason for his visit: he's saying goodbye. The next morning, as scheduled, Said and Khaled are given neat haircuts and suits. They each make a video explaining to their families why they've chosen this path. Explosives are strapped on, and they are warned that trying to remove the belts themselves will result in detonation. When they're brought to a hole in the fence surrounding Nablus, they are intercepted by Israeli troops. Khaled and Said flee, and get separated. Said is left on his own. Paradise Now was co-written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad (Rana's Wedding, Ford Transit). A hit on the festival circuit, it was selected for inclusion in the 2005 New York Film Festival by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi
Videodisc release of the 2005 motion picture.
Director of photography, Antoine Heberle ; editor, Sander Vos
Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhoum.
The story of what may be the last 48 hours in the lives of two Palestinian men who have been recruited as suicide bombers. When they are intercepted at the Israeli border, a young woman who discovers their plan causes them to reconsider their actions.
Rated M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Adult themes.
M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Adult themes.
Encoded for Region 4. Colour recording system: PAL.
Soundtrack in Arabic with optional English subtitles.
In Arabic with optional English subtitles.
Academy Award Nominee - Foreign Language Film 2006. Winner Foreign Language Film Golden Globe Awards 2006.