PARADISE NOW -- sweepingly powerful and intricately detailed, highly acclaimed and widely controversial -- tells the story of these two lifelong friends and their mission of doom. Hany Abu-Assad (the award-winning RANA'S WEDDING) directs, shooting this harrowing thriller in locations made equally harrowing by real-life missile attacks, exploding land mines, suspicious Palestinian factions and Israeli occupied forced, and the kidnapping of a crew member.
Won: Best Foreign Language Film, 2006 Golden Globes; Best Film, Best Screenwriter, 2006 European Film Awards
Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, 2006 Academy Awards
Captures the bleakness of the West Bank and, more powerfully, shows us lives so grim that the thought of paradise now seems enticing.