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The Attack (2012)

R | | Drama | 29 May 2013 (France)
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An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.

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Amin Jaafari
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Siham jaafari (as Reymond Amsalem)
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Kim (as Evgenia Dodena)
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Raveed
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Captain Moshe
Ruba Salameh ...
Faten
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Adel
Nisrin Siksik ...
Leila
Bassem Lulu ...
Yasser
Ezra Dagan ...
Ezra Benhaim
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Priest
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Doctor Ilan Ross
Esther Zewko ...
Miryam Benhaim
Ehab Salami ...
Sayeed
David Gavish ...
Orit
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Dr. Amin Jaafari is an assimilated Arab surgeon who seems to have it all with a promising career with honors among the Israelis in Tel Aviv. That all changes after a devastating terrorist suicide bombing and his beloved wife, Siham, is found among the dead as the primary suspect. Although initially refusing to accept that as Shin Bet interrogates him, Amin comes to realize the allegations are true. Now, the ostracized Amin resolves to find out on his own why Siham had so strong a conviction that she kept secret from him. However, the answers prove hard to come by and the truths involved have a terrible pain of their own. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for some violent images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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29 May 2013 (France)  »

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$26,352 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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$1,714,710 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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According to the NY Times as of June 2013 the film has been banned or refused release in every Arab country for the crime of filming in Israel. See more »

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Written by William J. Bergman and Jeff Edwards
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An outstanding film is "The Attack".
12 September 2013 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

"The Attack" is an excitingly refreshing view of the Israeli Palestinian crisis with dark overtones and deep insight to this hotbed area of the world. It is Written by Ziad Doueiri, and Joelle Touma. It is directed by Ziad Doueiri. The story revolves around an Arab surgeon receiving living and working at a hospital in Israel. He receives the high medal of honor from his scientific colleagues when his phone rings. This initiates the search for the reason his wife, whom he has lived with for fifteen years, has become a terrorist. Without spoiling the plot, I can only urge you to see this movie on the grounds that it will promote a deeper understanding of the strength of the emotional overlay on either side of the border. In addition it contains some spectacular cinematography of the Holy Land with with awe inspiring aerial shots.


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