Omar Review

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Sick of routine harassment by Israeli soldiers, Palestinian baker Omar (Bakri) and two of his friends decide to exact murderous revenge. The consequences threaten their friendship - and their lives.


Recklessness born of despair is key to Hany Abu-Assad’s tense if convoluted study of treachery, which centres on three Palestinian youths who discover a quisling in their midst after they assassinate an Israeli soldier near their wall-divided West Bank village.

Hard-hitting moments abound amid the slightly tangled plotting.