The story of a young woman who arrives in New York City preparing to commit a terrorist attack on times square. This film tells this woman's story in a very gracious, minimalistic style, perfectly capturing this somber story in a realistic light. We follow this young woman as she prepares to be a suicide bomber for one of the terrorist groups. From meeting her initial contacts at the airport, to the final act where she is walking around times square carrying out her mission, this film is incredibly detailed in it's narrative approach. It's fascinating to see all the meticulous details which go into planning such a heinous act, which can be quite terrifying to watch at certain points. At times the film almost feels like a documentary, making almost the entire film tense from start to finish. The climax of this film is particularly thrilling, which is when the realism of the film begins to have a particularly strong emotional impact. This film is definitely not for everyone given its slow paced approach but for patient viewers, who are more interested in a poignant humanistic experience than a political opinion piece, this is a phenomenal film.
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