Lebanon, 2012, 102 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France, Qatar, Belgium
Language: Arabic/Hebrew English Sub-Titles
MUST END Thursday, August 22nd at the Sie FilmCenter
Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking. The Attack is adapted from Yasmina Khadra’s international bestseller of the same name. Originally published in 2005, the novel has been translated into more than 40 languages and has won numerous awards worldwide.
DIRECTOR: Ziad Doueiri
Principal Cast: Ali Suliman, Evgenia Dodena, Reymond Amsalem