The Attack

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Released 2013

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Director:
Ziad Doueiri
Released:
2013
Rating:
R
Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman) an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem (Evgenia Dodena), who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and searches for the truth about her life and death uncovering a startling secret.

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  • 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Stephen Farber

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

  • 91

    The Playlist Jessica Kiang

    On both a political and a personal level, the film is pessimistic, yes, but it feels truthful, and never lapses into easy cynicism.

  • 88

    Movie Nation Roger Moore

    Doueiri has brilliantly and simply put a compassionate human face on a part of the world where ethnicity still trumps education, class and achievement, where even the successful fa...

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