The Attack

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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.