Have you ever wondered, "What kind of person would become a suicide bomber?' This movie gives one answer. We in australia don't have much experience in this violence., We can't say how representative these bombers are. But the portrayal seems authentic. It's suicide bombing from a palestinian perspective. How does one relate to his family and friends? What motivates him or her? What do other palestinians think about it.? This movie is well worth watching to see things from another perspective.
Good drama and insight into day to day existence in Palestine
Thought it might be one of those very culturally foreign theme (I mean who can ever think they can understand the mind of suicide bombers) that I can never relate to, but the emotional dilemma that the characters go through; doubts in their beliefs and life and future were all very transmittable. What’s going on around the world right now is still unimaginably different from one place to another – the comparison of this difference was visualised at the end that really makes us think about what if I was born in that country and taught the beliefs of what they believe in. Thought provoking - absolutely recommend it.
Interesting film dealing with a difficult issue which doesn't quite have the impact that it should. Motives remain vague and somewhat confused. Still worth a watch. 3.5 stars
This film was not as deep or as complex as I had hoped. I gained no insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through watching this movie. I felt the characters were not strongly developed. I did not understand them. The plot was weak. The ending was not enough to justify the lead up. Not recommended.
Well done film. Showing the human side of suicide bombers seems an ambitious goal, but the director and actors pulled it off well. Well worth seeing, but subject material may be difficult to watch.
Are you joking? Despite my attempts to give this movie a chance, I just couldn't do it.
Chilling, thought provoking film about two young suicide bombers trying to carry off their destructive "mission" in Tel Aviv. Very human faces to the horror stories we read in the papers regularly.
Must be seen.
A very real movie - gives an interesting and human look at terrorism
This is incredible. There is nothing on this dvd that is not excellent, down to the promotional trailers for 2 other films I had never heard of. There is a 1/2 hour of deleted scenes (in some cases re-edited rather than deleted) and some extraordinary and unnarrated b roll stuff of what was happening around them, including how you take night footage shots during curfew and setting up a fake border crossing within a few feet of a real one. The subject matter is unlovely, but this is extraordinary storytelling, compelling and beautifully filmed to boot.
important insight into a complex area.
Excellent portrayal of a difficult subject
This film touches on a very sensitive issue involving both Israel and Palestine and sadly nobody wins. The story of two longtime friends happy to "blow themselves up" is alarming but at what cost?
In essence the murdered leave behind families who in turn become murderers themselves, namely "Said". How far has humanity got in trying to live peacefully together? One can only hope that both sides, one day, will resume their humanity and say "no more".
It's worthwhile as a window into the environment and psychology of a would-be suicide bomber.