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Release Date: June 21st, 2013

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, Reymonde Amsallem, Dvir Benedek, Uri Gavriel, Karim Saleh, Evgenia Dodena, Ruba Salameh, Ramzi Makdessi

Director: Ziad Doueiri

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Canal+, Scope Pictures, 3B Productions

Distributors: Cohen Media Group

Keywords: Mystery, Wife, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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.

  • One thing Doueiri didn't get from Tarantino is smirky attitude; The Attack is sad and resigned, but also tender. show more

  • Although the subject matter is inherently disturbing, it’s hard to imagine any audience remaining unmoved by this mournful tale. show more

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