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Friday, February 10, 2006

VOTE FOR PARADISE NOW

Dear friends This is a Palestinian movie that has the chance to win an award in the OSCARS, the movie is one of the most important movie that explains our situation. Forward this email as you can CLICK ON THE LINK AND SCROLL DOWN TO FIND THE TITLE OF THE FILM. To vote for Paradise Now as OSCAR best foreign Language film go to: http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/nominees Watch the trailer for Paradise Now (2005) Vote and circulate plz. THANKS! Full Description Two young Palestinian men embark upon what may be the last 48 hours of their lives. On a typical day in the West Bank city of Nablus, where daily life grinds on amidst crushing poverty and the occasional rocket blast, we meet two childhood best friends, Saïd and Khaled, who pass time drinking tea, smoking a hookah, and working dead-end menial jobs as auto mechanics. Saïd's day takes a turn for the better when a beautiful young woman named Suha brings her car in for repairs. From their spirited interaction, it is apparent that there is a budding romance growing between them. Saïd is approached by middle-aged Jamal, a point man for an unnamed Palestinian organization, who informs Saïd that he and Khaled have been chosen to carry out a strike in Tel Aviv. They have been chosen for this mission as a team, because each had expressed a wish that if either is to die a martyr, the other would want to die alongside his best friend. Saïd and Khaled have been preparing for this moment for most of their lives. They spend a last night at home-- although they must keep their impending mission secret even from their families. During the night Saïd sneaks off to see Suha one last time. Suha's moderate views, having been educated in Europe, and Saïd's burgeoning conflicted conscience cause him to stop short of explaining why he has come to say good-bye. The following day, Saïd and Khaled are lead to a hole in the fence that surrounds Nablus, where they are to meet a driver who will take them to Tel Aviv. But here the plan goes wrong, and Saïd and Khaled are separated. Also Known As: Al-Jenna-An Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory Two Days Production Status: Released Genres: Art/Foreign and Drama Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min. Release Date: October 28th, 2005 (NY) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language. Distributors: Warner Independent Pictures Production Co.: Arte France Cinema, Augustus Film, Hazazah Films, Lama Productions, Lumen Films, Razor Film Produktion Financiers: Funding: Nedlerlands Fonds Voor De Film, Filmstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Action Preparatoire i2i de la Commission Europeene, World Cinema Fund U.S. Box Office: $530,147 Filming Locations: Israel Gaza Palestine Produced in: Netherlands

4 comments:

Oleander said...

this of course does not affect the oscars because the voting is done by members of the academy only

PALFORCE said...

I did not know that.

Thanks,

Khaled

raindrop said...

and now you know ;)

I'll watch the trailer and vote anyway :)

Edward Ott said...

But it will help bring publicity to the film.