'Paradise Now' Is a Life-and-Death Drama
Paradise Now is a powerful and provocative drama about the nightmare of terrorism. It gets its strength from its dispassion. It is uncompromising in its determination to explain, rather than justify, incomprehensible acts.
Palestinian-born director Hany Abu-Assad has the nerve and skill to turn daily headlines about suicide bombers into a heart-stopping story whose urgency is startling.
You may think you'll be seeing Paradise Now for its relevance, but its life-and-death drama is what will keep you transfixed.
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