This is certainly a film with impact, starting off with the retaliatory execution of a young boy, the start of a family war. It is hard at first to fathom what is going on. Until you realize it is really a mafia type story with a bit of Romeo and Juliet thrown in. Who are the good guys and bad guys? That is just the point, they're really all the same. As emphatically stated by Omar, the main character, power and money is all that counts. Drug dealing and murder, rather than civilized commerce is de riguereur in the chaos of this violent world. The sad thing is, the film provides no answer, much like the rivalry of the Montagues and Capulets leads to death of their children. Except, maybe, when the Muslim boy, Omar, falls in love with a Christian girl, Hadir, although abhorrent to both sides, the warring factions must learn to get along.