"The year's most insightful and unvarnished look at the motivations of terrorism." -- John Anderson, Newsday
SaÃ¯d and Khaled are walking time bombs. With explosives strapped to their bodies, the two young Palestinians slip into Israel, planning a suicide mission in Tel Aviv. Can anything or anyone change their minds?
Paradise Now - sweepingly powerful and intricately detailed, highly acclaimed and widely controversial - tells the story of these two lifelong friends and their mission of doom. Hany Abu-Assad (the award-winning Rana's Wedding) directs, shooting this harrowing thriller in locations made equally harrowing by real-life missile attacks, exploding land mines, suspicious Palestinian factions and Israeli occupied f-rced, and the kidnapping of a crew member.
The result is a film that knows its topic up close and provides no easy answers. Instead, Paradise Now lays bare the humanity and horror for all to see, to ponder...and perhaps to change.