(4.5 stars) The director does a great job of not letting the film rest in any one classification too long. He relies upon great storytelling and wonderful actors to carry the emotional weight he has given them. Plus, the camerawork is fantastic. It's really captures the heart and soul of these actors as they maneuver their way around the tricky political and social morays they have been cast into.
Omar is not typically my type of film but overall i would say it was okay. It captured traits of a melo drama and a semi action/thriller. The political tension remains thru out the film and basically tells a story of three childhood friends who are poverty stricken and born into the war that seems to have no end. I find it interesting that everything that takes place in this movie has a consequence and fear is among
This movie was way better than what I expected. The story was great however was upsetting because he ended up an informant. The scene where the guy is torturing him and he takes all that punishment and still didn't speak was inspiring. The cinematography was good to they used a lot of different times of day to switch up the lighting in the movie. I just wished the movie would have allowed him to stay a rebel.
Solid film. I think it was a bit rough around the edges particularly in the acting and design of some moments, but the writing was great. There was that great moment later on in the film where he struggled getting up the wall that I thought summarized his journey poignantly.
I'm always fascinated by the exploration of young love on screen. For the Nouvelle Vague, it was bubbly, free-spirited romps…but others have been 'less kind' to what love embodies. Enter Abu-Assad, who craftily uses amour to restate what Melville perfected in ARMY OF SHADOWS: suspicion. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is merely a canvas to flesh out the cold, harsh realities of love and war in an apathetic world.
Such good drama, so heartbreaking; and really rises above itself in the last 30mins to become quite an exceptionally made, well executed film and a triumphant feature debut for Adam Bakri. Leem Lubany, Iyad Hoorani and Samer Bisharat put in great 1st-time performances as well.