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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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
(uncredited)
Written by William J. Bergman and Jeff Edwards
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A thought provoking movie
25 August 2013 | by bendssvSee 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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Country:

Lebanon | France | Qatar | Belgium | Egypt

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:

$27,379, 23 June 2013

Gross USA:

$1,720,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,139,516
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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