- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 12, 2013
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: Cohen Media Group
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Note: Interview with Director Ziad Doueiri
- Photo gallery
- Theatrical trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Arabic, Hebrew
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Arabic, Hebrew
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Wall Street Journal - 06/27/2013
"[A] strong and sobering drama....[I]t's remarkably accomplished and self-confident."
Los Angeles Times - 06/27/2013
"THE ATTACK rewards your patience....It grows in stature as it unfolds and ends as a more subtle and disturbing film about love, loss and tragedy than we might initially expect."
Washington Post - 06/21/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "On one level, THE ATTACK is a mystery, but not the kind you think. It's obvious from the start who detonated the bomb; the only question is why."
New York Times - 06/21/2013
"[An] intelligent, involving movie that's by turns a murder mystery and a politically charged argument about contemporary Palestinian identity."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/25/2013
"Adapting Yasmina Khadra's 2005 novel, director Ziad Doueiri crafts a moving portrait of the couple's interknit pathways..."
An Israeli-Palestinian physician vows to track down the religious zealots who recruited his beloved wife and turned her into a suicide bomber in this topical drama from director Ziad Doueiri. Dr. Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman) is a respected Palestinian surgeon who lives in Tel Aviv. When a terrorist bombing strikes a nearby hospital, Dr. Jaafari races to save those injured in the blast. His comfortable world is turned upside down later that night, however, when police summon him to identify the body of the bomber: his wife Sihem (Reymond Amsellem). Sihem's guilt is confirmed when her husband receives a posthumous letter from her claiming full responsibility for the atrocity, and he finds himself unable to return to his comfortable life in Tel Aviv, instead focusing his energy on finding the people who brought his wife into the dark world of extremism. Later, in the course of Dr. Jaafari's tense investigation, he is forced to face some difficult questions regarding his own identity and the complex decisions he's had to make while living in a region dominated by religious strife.