WFC Palestine: عمر

Hm… I can’t see the pixels on that map…

There’s lots of stuff here to like. The courtship scenes are really sweet, lots of amusing and real-sounding dialogue, some of the actors are good, and all the parkour is invigorating. But. Everything is so damn obvious. I was shouting at the screen when the al-Aqsa Brigade guy sat down with Our Hero “HE”S AN AGENT! DON”T SAY ANYTHING!”

Guess what.

And so it goes.

But great plot twist at the end!

Omar. Hany Abu-Assad. 2013. Palestine.


  • 1 part sugar
  • 2 parts lemon juice
  • 2 parts rum
  • 2 parts water
  • plenty of mint leaves
  • ice cubes
  • 1 drop of orange blossom water

Run through a blender and pour into a glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

This isn’t really a Palestinian cocktail. I googled and googled and googled but found nothing.

But this it apparently a real Palestinian soft drink. I just dumped some rum into it since it seemed vaguely mojitoish.

This post is part of the World of Films and Cocktails series. Explore the map.

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