The movie Paradise Now, which depicts suicide bombers in Israel, has been nominated for the Golden Globe awards in the foreign film category, and has been well received internationally.
But the film has been, shall we say, a bomb in local theaters. Only a few thousand Israelis have seen the film since its premier in November.
The producers, pressed for a reason, claim that "apparantly Americans are more progressive".
It appears that common sense is not common enough in movie producers. It never occurred to them that the idea of glorifying suicide bombers would be somewhat offensive here.
Most people in Israel have unfortunately either experienced the tragedy of a terrorist attack or know someone who did. And these guys can't figure out why the public doesn't want to see their movie.
As a friend of mine says, its time for a clue-by-four.