Director: Bartlett Sher
Writer: J.T. Rogers (Screenplay)
Starring: Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Salim Dau, Tobias Zilliacus, Itzik Cohen, Karel Dobry
Plot: Recounts the true-life, previously secret, back-channel negotiations in the development of the pivotal 1990s Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Tagline – How Do Enemies Find Common Ground?
Runtime: 1 Hour 57 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Oslo starts Mona Juul (Wilson) and Terje Rod-Larsen (Scott) look to mediate peace accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Which will see them bringing together Ahmed Qurei (Dau), Yossi Beilin (Cohen) and Yair Hirschfeld (Glickman) as they look to find a solution to their differences.
As the talks take place, we get to see the tension that has been created, despite both sides clearly wanting the same thing, even if it means going outside the legal side of conducting peace talks.
Thoughts on Oslo
Thoughts – Oslo is a political thriller showing how two Norwegians that look to conduct peace talks between Israel and Palestine in the 1993, bringing the different members of both sides to Oslo to have constructive talks about ending the bloodshed. This is a highly political discusses that will show how things will start to change, despite no complete end to the conflict, it will show how things could have gone, but to this day, we still see the problems between the two. The performances are strong through the film, with the intense arguments, while trying to find the solutions. This is a chapter in history that we could learn from, seeing how leaders coming together could solve the problems before they escalate too far.
Final Thoughts – Oslo is a political drama with moments on intensity in searching for the solution.