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Packing a Punch: Palestinian Oscar Nominee ‘Omar’ Works as Both a Political Thriller and a Love Story

Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, whose brilliant 2005 film Paradise Now was nominated for an Oscar, has notched another well-deserved Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nod for the intense and gripping Omar. Adam Bakri delivers a commanding performance as the title character, a Palestinian baker who routinely scales a zoning wall to see his girlfriend, Nadja […]