• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

“The Attack” is a drama film released in 2012, based on the novel of the same name by Yasmina Khadra. The movie follows Dr. Amin Jaafari (), a Palestinian-Israeli surgeon living in Tel Aviv. When a suicide bombing takes place in the city, Jaafari is horrified to discover that his wife, Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem), was the attacker. Shocked and devastated, Jaafari embarks on a journey to understand his wife's motivations and ultimately, to find out the truth about the attack.


“The Attack” is a powerful and thought-provoking film that explores the complexities of identity, politics, and terrorism. The direction by is sensitive and nuanced, and he deftly handles the delicate subject matter with empathy and depth. The performances by the cast, particularly , are excellent, and they bring a raw emotional intensity to the story. The movie's use of flashbacks and non-linear storytelling adds another layer of complexity and depth to the already engaging narrative.


“The Attack” was a critically acclaimed film and won several awards. The movie won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.


“The Attack” received positive reviews from critics and was well-received by audiences. The film has a 7.1/10 rating on IMDb and an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Its exploration of the human cost of terrorism and the difficult questions it raises about identity and loyalty have made it a favorite among fans of political drama. Despite its heavy subject matter, “The Attack” is a must-see for anyone interested in thought-provoking cinema.


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

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