THE ATTACK

By Ziad DOUEIRI

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012


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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012
Special Presentations
San Sebastian FF 2012
Official selection Jury's Special Mention
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, LEBANON, QATAR, EGYPT
    • Languages
    • HEBREW, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ziad DOUEIRI
    • Writer(s)
    • Joelle TOUMA, Ziad DOUEIRI
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean BREHAT, Rachid BOUCHAREB
    • Synopsis
    • Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, a glittering career, and numerous Jewish friends. Then a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife – who also died in the explosion - was responsible. Amin rejects their accusation absolutely, but his conviction is shaken when he receives a posthumous letter from Sihem confirming her role in the carnage.
      Shattered by the revelation, desperate to understand how he missed any signs of her murderous intentions, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the zealots he believes recruited her.
      Once there, he plunges into ever-more dangerous places where he is unwelcome, mindless of his safety as he seeks answers.
      But by the end of his journey, Amin is forced to confront a deeper, more appalling truth than he expected – his inability to see his wife as she truly was and his failure to understand the reality that made her
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