• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“The Attack” is a 2012 drama movie directed by and based on the novel by Yasmina Khadra. It stars , Evgenia Dodina, and .

Synopsis: The movie follows Amin Jaafari (), an Israeli Palestinian surgeon living in Tel Aviv, who is happily married to his Israeli wife Siham (). However, his life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing occurs in the city, and he discovers that his wife was responsible for the attack. Amin travels to the West Bank to find out why his wife would commit such an act, and is forced to confront his own identity and beliefs.


  • San Sebastián International Film Festival: Best Director ()
  • Asian Film Awards: Best Actress (Evgenia Dodina)
  • Montreal World Film Festival: Best Director () and Best Actor ()
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival: Bridging the Borders Award – Best Feature Film
  • Chicago Palestine Film Festival: Audience Choice Award – Best Feature Film
  • Cleveland International Film Festival: Best Director ()
  • Dubai International Film Festival: Best Film from the Arab World
  • Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Black Pearl Award – Best Director ()

The film was also nominated for several other awards, including Best Film and Best Director at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and Best Film Not in the English Language at the BAFTA Awards.

Directed by
Starring ,
Release date 1 September 2012 (TFF)
Running time 102 minutes
Countries France
Languages Arabic

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