Thursday, August 13, 2009
Paradise Now (movie 2005)
Paradise Now (Arabic: الجنّة الآن) is a 2005 film directed by Hany Abu-Assad about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. It won a Golden Globe for best foreign language film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.
"The film is an artistic point of view of that political issue," Abu-Assad said. "The politicians want to see it as black and white, good and evil, and art wants to see it as a human thing."
Plot :Paradise Now follows Palestinian childhood friends Said and Khaled who live in Nablus and have been recruited for suicide attacks in Tel Aviv. It focuses on what would be their last days together.
Their handlers tell them that the next day will be the attack. The pair records videos glorifying God and their cause, and they bid their unknowing families and loved ones goodbye. The resistance organization tells Said and Khaled that they should act normally to avoid arousing suspicion while they stay with their families the night before the attack. The next day to prepare for their mission Said and Khaled shave off their hair and beards and don suits in order to look like Israelis, the group of people they are going to attack. Their cover story for why they have transformed themselves is that they are going to a wedding.
An explosive belt is attached to each man; the handlers are the only ones with the keys needed to remove the belts without detonating them. The men are instructed to detonate the bombs at the same place, a military check point in Israel, with a time interval of 15 minutes so that the second bomb will kill police arriving after the first blast.click here for the rest of the info from wiki
the link is the original source of the synopsis article,I just want to share it with the reader aside to my personal comment.
comment :remembering that a few weeks ago, has been a huge news about the terrorism attacks on two hotels(JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton) in Jakarta until the Red Devil's Manchester United called off the plan to visit Indonesia, and lately about the massive search by the police force to hunt down every terrorist member and the leader Noordin M Top,until the scenes in temanggung city,about the special force managed to kill the person that believed to be the most wanted leader,although in the end it was just another mistake speculation.
i remember very well this movie,since the purpose and the way they do 'jihad' is similar or the same as the movie scenes.being promised to do that means reserved a high place in heaven,its more like a stupid belief for a stupid person.cause in Islam suicide is forbidden no matter how honorable purpose it is.Jihad means fighting for the religion,but now not in the term of killing innocent people but more to help others,like feeding the poor,building the mosque,defending ourselves and our family from criminal or people who try to harm us,etc.so in this century for people who would easily convinced by such thing was a pity.they should've take a look closer,learn better the true meaning in islam,if they say they are a moslem,not a bunch of people who try to get attention and rising another flag of unnecessary war among human kind.