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Paradise Now

Growing up in a Palestinian refugee camp, Said (Kais Nashef) and Khaled (Ali Suliman) agreed to die as martyrs if ever they are asked. When the request comes, the young men are forced to seriously consider their promise and to decide what they are willing to live or die for. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 27 Oct 2005
Video Release: 20 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Paradise Now is rated PG-13: for mature thematic material and brief strong language.

Studio: 2005 Warner Home Video

Detailed Review

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Why Is Paradise Now Rated PG-13?

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