Picturesque vistas and a tight-knit community, little seen by the rest of the world, construct the framework for this Omani feature film. The serene inhabitants of a small coastal town, steeped in tradition, have always made their living from fishing and boat building. When a young fisherman suddenly and mysteriously goes missing, local superstition, compounded with the threat of urbanization, challenge not only the town's peaceful existence but also its livelihood. Friends and family of the missing boy wait patiently as the rest of the locals confront their futures. "Al-Boum" stars Omani actors Saleh ZaÂ·l and Zuha Qader.