Paradise Now

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Release Date: October 28, 2005 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: March 21, 2006

PG-13 | 1h 27m | Drama

Two young Palestinian men -- Khaled and Said -- have been friends since childhood. They are both recruited to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. The two men are allowed to spend what is presumably their last night alive with their families.

However, since absolute secrecy must be maintained and they can tell nobody of their mission, theirs can be no proper farewell. The next morning, the men are brought to the border. The bombs have been attached to their bodies in such a way as to make them completely hidden from view. However, the operation does not go according to plan.

Separated from each other and left to their own devices, it's up to them to face their destiny and stand up for their convictions.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Studio: Warner Independent Pictures
Producer(s): Bero Beyer
Cast: Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass
Writer(s): Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer, Pierre Hodgson
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