Paradise Now Essay

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Paradise Now is an ingeniously calculated thriller movie which fixates on the flashpoint where psychology and politics ignite in self-destructive martyrdom. The film, directed by Hany Abu-Assad, an Israeli-born Palestinian, is based on two characters in particular: Said (Kais Nashef) and Khaled (Ali Suliman), best friends from childhood, who belong to a terrorist cell in Nablus on the West Bank that is about to undertake its first suicide mission in two years.


The film develops into a thriller when something goes wrong during the early stages of the plan's execution. Said and Khaled become separated and Jamal is convinced that Said may be betraying the cause. This movie is a tough film because of what it attempts to do, which is in regards to the fact that it is a rare thing for a movie to present events of the Arab/Israeli struggle from the Palestinian side, where terrorists are viewed as 'martyrs' and 'freedom fighters' instead of killers.
Trois Couleurs: Bleu is a movie of great interest. The director and writer, Krzysztof Kieslowski, tells the story in this film from the perspective of Julie (Juliette Binoche), which necessarily makes the film very dark and introspective. Overall, in the end, the story of this film isn't a terribly ambitious one, but at the same time it remains devilishly interesting and enjoyable, and maintains a slow burn throughout which leads to an explosive finale.
This movie is one of a complex psychological study of emotional liberty. ...
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