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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2018

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THE ATTACK, the third feature film of the Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri and the adaptation of the novel L’Attentat (2005) by Mohammed Moulessehoul, begins with a dramatic event that will radically change the life of Amine Jaafari, an eminent Arab-Israeli surgeon who practices in Tel Aviv. The film subtly crystallizes several questions without bringing any definitive answer. The most obvious one is about the profound opacity that can carry people we love and live with – how much do we really know the one(s) to whom we stand very close?

The film addresses the issue of a certain kind of terrorism, which is not the expression of a radical religious faith but rather is generated by the feelings of anger, despair and injustice that the violence of the never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict has produced. By simultaneously focusing on and preserving the mystery of one of its characters, the film confronts us with the difficulty to really grasp the motives upon which terrorist attacks rest. ​

Introductions before both screenings.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
L'ATTENTAT
Director: 
Ziad Doueiri
Screenplay: 
Joëlle Touma, Ziad Doueiri
Photography: 
Tommaso Fiorilli
Actors: 
Ali Suliman, Reymond Amsalem, Evgenia Dodina, Karim Saleh
Run time: 
1 hour 42 min
Year: 
2012
Country: 
Belgium,
France,
Lebanon and
Qatar
Producer: 
Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Muriel Merlin
Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Ziad Doueiri (b. 1963) is from Lebanon, but studied filmmaking in the United States. He has worked as cameraman on several features by Quentin Tarantino, including RESERVOIR DOGS and PULP FICTION. His first feature as a director, the autobiographical WEST BEIRUT, was lauded by film critics all over the world.