This tragic, ironic drama is a Syrian film featuring an Egyptian director working from a book by famed Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani. The film is not ideologically heavy-handed, though it is clear where the sympathies of the filmmakers lie. It tells the story of three Palestinians in exile, and their journey to seek riches in oil-rich Kuwait. Together, they take a ride with an emasculated, greedy water-truck driver. They must be concealed in a very dangerous manner during border crossings, and tragedy follows.
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