The Attack

The Attack

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The Attack (2012/2013)

Opened: 06/21/2013 Limited

Angelika/NYC06/21/2013 - 07/11/201321 days
Royal06/28/2013 - 08/08/201342 days
Playhouse 706/28/2013 - 07/18/201321 days
Town Center 507/05/2013 - 08/15/201342 days
Village East07/12/2013 - 08/01/201321 days
Quad Cinema/NY08/02/2013 - 09/05/201335 days
Music Hall 308/09/2013 - 08/22/201314 days
Kendall Square08/16/2013 - 08/29/201314 days
Music Box08/30/2013 - 09/19/201321 days

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Genre: Foreign Drama (Arabic and Hebrew w/English subtitles)

Rated: R for some violent images, language and brief sexuality.

A mystery, a political thriller and a love story. An Israeli-Arab doctor, devastated by his wife's death in a terrorist attack, uncovers her startling secret.


Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But 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. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking. The Attack is adapted from Yasmina Khadra's international bestseller of the same name. Originally published in 2005, the novel has been translated into more than 40 languages and has won numerous awards worldwide.

About Ziad Doueiri

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Ziad Doueiri grew up during the country's Civil War. He left Lebanon at 20 and studied in the United States, graduating in 1986 with a degree in Film from San Diego State University.

Ziad worked as an assistant camera and a camera operator in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1997 on numerous films including Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs", "Pulp Fiction" and "Jackie Brown."

In 1998 Ziad wrote and directed his first feature film WEST BEIRUT, which earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards at festivals around the world. His second feature was "LILA SAYS" a critical hit which played at Sundance among other festivals.

In addition to his film work, in 2005 Ziad directed the "Immigrant" episode from Season 1 of the award winning and Golden Globe nominated Showtime series "Sleeper Cell."

In 2012, Ziad directs THE ATTACK a feature film based on Yasmina Khadra's international bestseller of the same name.

Ziad is currently developing "Affaires etrangeres" (Foreign Affairs), co-written by Joelle Touma, who co-wrote THE ATTACK and "Lila Says", and starring Gerard Depardieu. Actor/producer and Academy Award nominee Rachid Bouchareb's Paris-based company Tessalit and 3B Productions' Jean Brehat are producing. The film centers on a retired French diplomat (Depardieu) who is secretly sent by the U.S. government to negotiate an agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.