HBO’s new movie Oslo, released this weekend, lionizes a pair of Norwegian diplomats behind the 1993 Oslo Accords. The historic agreement established the Palestinian Authority, carved out areas of Palestinian control in the West Bank and Gaza, and formally recognized the Palestinian Liberation Organization (P.L.O.), which had heretofore been deemed a terrorist organization.

The film, based on J. T. Rogers’s Tony Award–winning play of the same name, focuses on the efforts of real-life diplomat Terje Rød-Larsen (played by Andrew Scott) and his wife, Mona Juul (played by Ruth Wilson), to get Palestinian and Israeli negotiators to come to a deal.