The Attack
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

Film Website

The Attack plunges head first into one of the thorniest, most intractable political arenas imaginable: Arab/Israeli relations. It’s an audacious undertaking, to set a narrative, almost genre, feature film in a situation whose complexities and sensitivities might make the most engaged of us a bit gunshy, but Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri almost wholly pulls it off, delivering a film that engrosses and impresses like a thriller, even as it strays deep, deep into the belly of the beast. The beast, of course, being modern-day terrorism... What results is a film very much aimed at (and we hope destined to find) a Western audience, that is surefooted and fearless even as it ventures deeper and deeper into the dark heart of one of the most defining and complex conflicts of our time.
Jessica Kiang,

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ali Suliman, Reymonde Amsellem, Evgenia Dodina, Uri Gavriel, Karim Saleh


Screenplay: Ziad Doueiri, Joëlle Touma, von / by: Yasmina Khadra

Director of Photography: Tommaso Fiorilli

Film Editor: Dominique Marcombe, Ziad Doueiri

Composer: Eric Neveux

Production Designer: Yoel Herzberg

Costume Design: Hamada Atallah

Sound: Pierre Gauthier, Philippe Baudhuin, Rami Doueiri

Producer: Jean Bréhat

Co-Producer: Rachid Bouchareb, Muriel Merlin, Genevieve Lemal

Production Company: 3 b Productions

World Sales: Wild Bunch

Distributor: Senator Film Verleih GmbH

Director: Ziad Doueiri