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Omar (2013)

N/A 96 min Drama

7.6
IMDB: 7.6/10 8,860 votes

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations.

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To sample a fictionalized account of the constant run-ins between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers watch Omar online. Omar is a Palestinian man who works as a baker. He is in love with Nadia who is still in high school and he is looking to marry her.

When they suffer beatings and humiliation in the hands of the IDF – Israeli Defense Force, Omar and his pals, Amjak and Tarek, vow revenge. They attack Israeli solders at a checkpoint during which an Israeli serviceman gets killed. The IDF pursues the three and eventually capture Omar.

While in the custody of the Israelis, Rami, an agent, convinces Omar to work for the Israeli authorities as a double agent in place of a lengthy jail term. Omar’s release is then secured with the first task being to get Tarek apprehended.

Omar’s release is met with suspicion when he rejoins his community. Many suspect he has been turned into a collaborator. What complicates Omar’s situation even more is the fact that Tarek is Nadia’s brother. Omar delays in delivering Tarek to the Israeli authorities and as a consequence he is rearrested.

The second time in custody sees him making another deal with Rami where he is supposed to uncover the person behind the betrayal of the freedom fighters. To Omar’s surprise, the traitor is his friend Amjad. More surprises are to come Omar’s way when Amjad admits that the reason for the betrayal was the fact that he had impregnated Nadia and the Israeli authorities had blackmailed him with that fact to get him to leak information to them! This is not the end of twists, turns and betrayals in Omar. You have to watch to find out more.

Omar (2013)
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