Thursday, July 20, 2006
This movie is a must see. Paradise Now starts out on a typical day in the West Bank city of Nablus, where daily life grinds down everything in sight (from buildings to bodies...), and check points constantly see people circling in on themselves... But things change quickly when the two friends are chosen to carry out a mission in Tel Aviv and we shift into the last 24 hours of their brief lives. The movie is extremely well-crafted, exploiting the tension of time and physical restraints (bombs strapped to bodies), without going overboard. A study in confident story-telling...the script, the acting, the directing, all pitched perfectly.
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