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The Attack

R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
An award-winning Palestinian surgeon (Ali Suliman) is shocked to discover that his wife was the terrorist responsible for a suicide bombing that killed 17 people.

Cast: Ali Suliman , Reymond Amsalem , Dvir Benedek , Uri Gavriel , Karim Saleh , Evgenia Dodena , Ruba Salameh , Ramzi Makdessi

Director: Ziad Doueiri

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

The Attack (2012)

Release Date: June 21st, 2013|1 hr. 44 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • There's nothing new here about the conflict, but the film portrays the two sides fairly - both right, both wrong. Overall, The Attack is thought-provoking, even if it doesn't address how to solve the problem. We'll probably never know the answer in our lifetime. show more

  • Remarkably accomplished and self-confident. In dramatic terms The Attack borrows a page from Alfred Hitchcock's playbook — an innocent in a strange land, delving into dangerous matters he doesn't understand. In political terms, though, the script is unsparing and ultimately bleak. It doesn't justify terrorism, but it does dramatize the rage and despair that dominate life in the occupied territories. show more

  • A gripping, personal examination of a seemingly unresolvable conflict. show more

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  • August 26, 2013 zm00000000056148
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    This is a movie well worth seeing taking us into a world that I haven\'t yet seen depicted in any piece of popular culture. It\'s really watchable and raises important issues. I ******* were in wider release.

  • July 21, 2013 cbarr2961
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    An important movie. With a balanced view it portrays both the progress that has been made in the rellationship between Arab and Israael; a successful Arab surgeon in an Israeli hospital wiith an Arab wife whose heart remains with family and village on the West Bank.

  • July 18, 2013 hlcrow
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    Stunning film about what separates Palestinians from the Israelis. But it is not the government, it is radical clerics and ultra orthodox Jews who want to continue the age old fight between Arabs and Jews. A stunning film, with great views of Tel Aviv. Not to be missed.

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