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Paradise Now

Rating:PG-13 (for mature thematic material and brief strong language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:October 28, 2005
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hiam Abbass, Amer Hlehel
Director:Hany Abu-Assad
Producer:Bero Beyer
Writer:Bero Beyer, Hany Abu-Assad
Distributor:Warner Independent Pictures

Description: Two youths from the Gaza strip are just 48 hours away from becoming the latest suicide bombers. Two young Palestinian men, Khaled and Said, 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 and the two friends lose sight of each other. 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...

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