[An] intelligent, involving movie that's by turns a murder mystery and a politically charged argument about contemporary Palestinian identity.
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Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) is an Israeli-Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture perfect life is turned upside down after a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife, Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem, Lebanon), who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking.
Ali Suliman, Evgenia Dodena, Reymond Amsalem
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
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