Paradise Now Reviews
A really well done movie that shows the despair and frustration than can lead to suicide bombers. As the story unfolds you hope the guys change their minds and the ending leaves you to wonder. This does not glorify or justify suicide bombers but it does put a human face on it and you see that families, friends and others can make choices hard.
"Paradise Now", film of the director Hany Abu-Assad, follows this concept and tries to demystify the Palestinian terrorism, following the trajectory of two young, the few hours of will become man-bomb.
Its intention is clear and direct: a boarding human being, of an extremely delicate subject. For this, it mere looks for to follow with its camera the dialogs, questionings and (little) the action properly said, keeping the politics, good far from its focus.
The good intention, that functions at the beginning, goes becoming tiring when uncurling of the film. For that does not have that to take left, or same to show the consequences of an act of absolute violence, the director opts to locking up its work before the hour and is contented in showing only part of a history that could be much more interesting if boarded of complete form.
Successful in demonstrating as extreme attitudes they can blossom inside of an environment contaminated, and efficient in humanizer its two protagonists, through the benefit of the doubt, "Paradise Now" lose the force of this initial honesty, when she deprives to observe until the end the way trod for these two personages, constructed so well.
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