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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)
Evgenia Dodena ...
Kim
Dvir Benedek ...
Raveed
Uri Gavriel ...
Captain Moshe
Ruba Salameh ...
Faten
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Adel
Nisrin Siksik ...
Leila
Bassem Lulu ...
Yasser
Ezra Dagan ...
Ezra Benhaim
Ramzi Makdessi ...
Priest (as Ramzi Maqdisi)
Vladimir Friedman ...
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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$26,352 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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$1,714,710 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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Morocco was the only Arab country to present the film. It was during the Marrakech International Film Festival 2012 where the film won the Grand Prize that year. See more »

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A thought provoking movie
25 August 2013 | by (holland, usa) – See all my reviews

While the movie presents in general an unbiased and, for the most part balanced, view of the mutual Israeli - Palestinian misunderstandings, for lack of a better word, I feel that at least on one occasion the director missed to give a counterargument to an obviously fanatic Palestinian religious priest figure's assertion to the effect that the Jews do not belong in "their" territory. Nevertheless, the director does a masterful work in depicting the deep and troublesome moral issues faced by those brave individuals who attempt to bridge the chasm dividing the two "adversaries". The photography and acting are outstanding to say the least.

However, it is most unfortunate, if not morally criminal, for the Arab League, I believe, to ban this movie on the absurd grounds that it was filmed in Israel, and not in "Palestine". This action just adds further insult to injury.


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