Thursday, February 27, 2014

Omar: Make Love Not War

Leem Lubany & Adam Bakri are star-crossed lovers in Omar
He is a lover. And a baker. He lives for his Nadina and creates the staff of life.
But because he is a Palestinian living in the occupied West Bank, he has become a fighter.

The mistake in watching this movie is to fall back on good-guys, bad-guys stereotypes. It is a movie about one man, who is a lover not a warrior and what happens when he's pushed to become what he is not.

At times, this excellent film is difficult to watch. Omar is a man entrapped and, sometimes, imprisoned.

The shocking ending is all the more surprising because it is the logical, yet unexpected, conclusion.

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