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The Attack (2012)

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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.

Director:

Ziad Doueiri

Writers:

Joelle Touma (as Joëlle Touma), Ziad Doueiri | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Suliman ... Amin Jaafari
Reymonde Amsallem ... Siham jaafari (as Reymond Amsalem)
Evgenia Dodina ... Kim (as Evgenia Dodena)
Dvir Benedek ... Raveed
Uri Gavriel ... Captain Moshe
Ruba Salameh Ruba Salameh ... Faten
Karim Saleh ... Adel
Nisrin Siksik Nisrin Siksik ... Leila
Bassem Lulu Bassem Lulu ... Yasser
Ezra Dagan ... Ezra Benhaim
Ramzi Maqdisi ... Priest
Vladimir Friedman ... Doctor Ilan Ross
Esther Zewko Esther Zewko ... Miryam Benhaim
Ehab Salami Ehab Salami ... Sayeed
David Gavish David Gavish ... Orit
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Lebanon | France | Qatar | Belgium

Language:

Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

29 May 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Poperinge, Belgium

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,352, 23 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,714,710, 29 September 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Death Grip
(uncredited)
Written by William J. Bergman and Jeff Edwards
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Why it is titled "The Attack"
25 January 2014 | by dancekitty-910-786080See all my reviews

When the film begins, we think it is about a suicide bombing attack that kills innocent Israeli children. Then, we start to think that maybe "the attack" refers to the aggression Dr. Jaafari, the bomber's husband, will face from Israeli authorities and his Israeli friends. But that is not why it's called "The Attack". It is an intrapersonal conflict which Dr. Jaafari faces. It is an attack on his ego, judgment, love, and trust that he had in his relationship with his wife. It is also an attack on his personal identity--does he identify as an Arab, Israeli, husband, uncle, or doctor? The film does not provide answers, only questions, to those who are willing to accept them.


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