Ziad Doueiri (West Beirut)'s THE ATTACK, is an intense drama about an Israeli-Palestinian man whose life is shattered after discovering the secrets his wife has kept from him. Adapted from Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra's eponymous international bestselling novel, THE ATTACK is scheduled to open on Friday, June 21, 2013 in New York (at Angelika Film Center and City Cinemas 1, 2 & 3) and Los Angeles followed by a national release.  
Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) 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 after a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife, Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem, Lebanon) 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 was filmed in Israel and the West Bank.

After leaving Lebanon during the Civil War, Ziad Doueiri graduated with a film degree from San Diego State University.  Mr. Doueiri previously served as camera operator on Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. His first film, the critically acclaimed Cannes Film Festival Directors Fortnight selection West Beirut, put him on the map as one of the most promising directors to come out of the Middle East.  He currently lives in Paris and the film was produced by Jean Bréhat and Rachid Bouchareb (Outside the Law, Days of Glory).

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