#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Nablas on the West Bank, Said and Khaled, who have volunteered to be suicide bombers, receive word it will be tomorrow – the cell’s first operation in two years. They’re shaven and shorn, in black suits to pose as settlers in Tel Aviv for a wedding. Something goes wrong at the crossing, they’re separated, and the action is postponed, long enough for renewed questioning of what they’re about to do. Suha, the well-educated and well-traveled daughter of a martyr, challenges the action. She likes Said and has her own ideas. “Under the occupation, we’re already dead,” is Khaled’s analysis. Fate and God’s will seem to drive Said. We must be moral, argues Suha. Can minds change?
Plot: Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
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Boundaries, Checkpoints, and Martyrdom
PARADISE NOW opens windows of information to those of us who do not live in the Middle East and who toil over understanding the strife that daily bitterly continues, bruising the lives of both ends of the polarity that separates the peoples of the region. Are there ever to be answers or solutions to the crises? For this viewer watching and absorbing PARADISE NOW is illuminating in that it removes the expected political preaching to focus on the minds of the people living under the daily stress of life at its most difficult. Taking us there, making ideas into people with all the convictions and rebelliousness and fragility, writer/director Hany Abu-Assad (with Bero Beyer) offers invaluable insights and in the end we are left with a story about humanity and the consequences of decisions, and the desperate need for peace.
Said (Kais Nashef) and Khaled (Ali Suliman) are childhood friends in Palestine who have been elected to be suicide bombers in an attack on Tel Aviv. Their election to be martyrs for the destruction of the ‘invaders’ is considered an honor: their deaths will bring glory to their country, their families, and guarantee them instant entry into heaven. We see the two men as citizens living in the dusty hovels, facing barricades and checkpoints that make their lives ones of constant stress. Martyrdom will bring them peace and eternal rest. The entire process of preparing the elected martyrs, from making farewell videotapes for their parents, to having their hair cut short, to having the bombs strapped to their bodies, to dressing them in black suits for the ‘wedding’ they are instructed to claim to attend in Tel Aviv, to sending them off at the designated spot is relentlessly filmed. Said and Khaled accept their roles although with varying degrees of emotional commitment. At the point where the lads are to begin their martyrdom venture they are separated and the story is how each continues living, each now alone.
The families and the perpetrators of the scheme are well drawn by a strong cast, with one female role Suha (Lubna Azabal) as a voice of reason and peace standing out particularly strongly. The sensitivity of the actors Kais Nashef and Ali Suliman keeps this drama from sinking into politicism and instead allows us to understand the inner turmoil of the two men they portray as they cope with their duties and their lives.This is a powerful document that serves as a plea for peace wherever terrorism is a factor – and now that is global. If more of us could watch and absorb films such as PARADISE NOW perhaps the itinerant boundaries separating mankind by misunderstanding could be reduced without the need for war. Highly Recommended. In Arabic with English subtitles. Grady Harp
many reasons this is a must-see!
Paradise Now is an authentic film that poetically deals with one of the most prickly and difficult issues facing the world today. It is a natural and elegant film, which leaves you thinking and feeling in ways you did not expect. For those who say that such a movie should not be shown, or that there is no value in pondering such topics from this viewpoint – my response is that open awareness and the exchange of ideas is the beginning of a solution. You cannot suppress reality, or freedom of speech and expression. This film vividly demonstrates that life is not black and white – we live in shades of gray. This is a perspective that should be seen, and deserves to be shown.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Director Hany Abu-Assad
Writer Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer, Pierre Hodgson
Actors Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash, Kais Nashif, Lutuf Nouasser
Country Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 16 nominations.
Production Company Augustus Film, Razor Film Produktion GmbH
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Cooke Cine Varotal Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Cooke Cine Varotal Lenses
Laboratory Arane, Paris, France (internegative), Geyer-Werke, München, Germany, Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France (prints), Technicolor (prints)
Film Length 2,500 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 100T 5212, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (3-perf)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)