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Film Description

Film Description

 


The Attack

Directed by Ziad Doueiri, The Attack tells the story of Amin Jaafari, an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. 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.

The Attack
is adapted from Yasmina Khadra’s international bestseller of the same name and recently opened in the US to rave reviews.



CRITICAL NOTES

"Arouses profound questions about fanaticism, cultural identity, and the essential mystery of other people, even those we think we know best." - Peter Keough, Boston Globe

""The Attack" doesn't force us to pick a side. But it does force us to question our outsiders' hope in conciliation." - Andrew Wagaman, Minneapolis Star Tribune
FILM INFORMATION

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Cast: Ali Suliman, Evgenia Dodena, Reymond Amsalem
Year: 2012
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, Belgium
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Distributor: D Films


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

SCREENING DATES 

Date Circuit Centre Location
May 08, 2014 Bayfield Film Society
Bayfield Old Town Hall
Bayfield, ON
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