PAR­ADISE NOW (2005) SBS ONE, 12.55AM, M, CRIME

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their mis­sion from God is far less be­nign and events take a sur­pris­ing course. It’s a credit to the film­mak­ers that Par­adis­eNow helps us un­der­stand why th­ese men do what they do with­out glo­ri­fy­ing or con­don­ing their ac­tions. ★★★★ Shot on the West Bank, Hany Abu-As­sad’s drama charts the fi­nal hours of two child­hood Pales­tinian friends as they an­swer the call for mar­tyr­dom as sui­cide bombers. The pair, who we pre­sume are will­ing to die but are oth­er­wise un­trained, un­dergo an amaz­ing trans­for­ma­tion - shaved, hair cut, cleaned up and dressed in crisp black suits. But

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