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Paradise Now (2005) UPDATED

The carrot offered to many suicide bombers is an instant ticket to heaven. Angels will appear to escort the martyr to paradise, where virgins will be awaiting him. But, for the would-be bombers in Paradise Now, gains in the afterlife are not the prime motivation - although they're a pleasant fringe benefit. Said (Kais Nashef) and Khaled (Ali Suliman), long-time friends who work together as mechanics in the West Bank, have precise reasons for their intended action. Khaled views it as a political statement: only in death can Israelis and Arabs be equal. In life, Israel is the oppressor and the Palestinians are the oppressed. Death is the great equalizer. Said has more personal reasons for his actions - a ghost from his past that haunts him.

Paradise Now (2005)




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