The Attack

, , , | 2012 | 102 min. | |
A Film by Ziad Doueiri

Saturday September 07, 2013


$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Ziad Doueiri

Starring Ali Suliman, Evgenia Dodena and Reymond Amsalem

An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra.

Director Ziad Doueiri is a Lebanese-born cinematographer, film director and writer best known for his award winning film “West Beirut”.  He first gained notice from his work under Quentin Tarantino as camera assistant.

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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."

--Joe Morgenstern, WSJ

 

"The Attack is most avowedly "about" terrorism. But that's a subject, not the subject. The film, an arresting and upsetting one, is also about love, trauma, and trust, both within one particular marriage and within entire cultures."

--Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

Nominated for the Golden Seashell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival ('12).

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