The Netherlands, Israel, Germany, France

Synopsis

Paradise Now follows two Palestinian childhood friends who have been recruited for a strike on Tel Aviv; the plot focuses on their last days together. When they are intercepted at the Israeli border and separated from their handlers, a young woman who discovers their plan causes them to reconsider their actions. The film gives voice to the Palestinian condemnation of violence while offering insights into the individuals behind such hainous crimes.

Director's Biography

Filmography:
2005 PARADISE NOW
2002 FORD TRANSIT
2002 RANA’S WEDDING
2000 NAZARETH 2000
1998 THE 14th CHICK
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad

Written by: Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer

Produced by: Hengameh Panahi, Amir Harel, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

Cinematography: Antoine Heberlé

Editing: Sander Vos

Production Design: Oliver Meidinger

Costume Design: Walid Wa’wed

Make-Up & Hair: Friderike Weber

Sound Design: Uve Haussig

Main Cast: Lubna Azabal, Ali Suliman, Kais Nashef, Kais Nashef (Saïd ), Ali Suliman (Khaled), Lubna Azabal (Suha)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Screenwriter 2005
  • People's Choice Award 2006
  • Feature Film Selection 2005