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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 »
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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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Do you ever really know the one you love? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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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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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Death Grip
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Gripping first half
10 September 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dr. Amin Jaafari is a non-practicing Muslim who is a celebrated surgeon in Tel Aviv. He still faces suspicions and racism but he seems to be the pinnacle of integration and secularism. Then everything changes when his Arab Christian wife Siham becomes a suicide bomber who killed 17 people including many children. He is devastated and isolated. He goes to seek the truth by himself.

This movie takes the intractable Palestinian-Isreali conflict down to a personal level. The first half is filled with great tension. However it doesn't carry it all the way through. The reveal, if it could be called that, is not compelling enough. It hints on something more shattering. Also the use of a Christian wife demands something more than the unity-of-oppression argument. It seems like an unnecessary side trip. Mostly it worked because the first half is so strong, and the second half isn't too bad.


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