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A really superb movie. Well made - Academy award lever throughout. Deals with a subject with no solution in a way that shows off the intricacies of an endless stalemate of death.
This movie is like a doc**entary. The acting is okay but it is essentially a dark personal story that contributes to the feeling that the Israel/Palestine problem is a total mess without end. In that regard it is a significant "story" but in the end it is not really entertainment; there is no pleasure here, only hopelessness and sadness all around. It is tragic but we don't need 90 minutes to know that. If you want to be hit hard with reality and the feeling that all is lost in this area of the world, see this film. If you're in the mood for entertainment, see it, if you must, at home.
This is after all a movie about senseless murder of the innocent which is real and frequent in this part of the world; and it is about hate which entices innocent people to become brutal murderers.
This was a great film and I highly recommend seeing this film in the theaters. The film is really interesting and thought-provoking and I had a great time watching it. It is an intelligent and involving film with a great cast and a perfect plot. I have seen many films about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and this is definitely the best one and I have never actually seen any film like this one, it was very unique. I left the theater and I could not get this film out of my mind for the longest time and that is a very good sign. Overall, I think this film is worth your time and money.
I thought this was an amazing film and I highly recommend seeing it, if not on the big screen then at the comfort of your home. The film puts a human face on place and conflict and the film is very engaging and tragic in the same time. If you do not like sad films about real life I do not recommend seeing this one, however it is brilliant. THe film is profoundly honest and there are no heroes because in reality, there are very few heroes in the war, just imperfect humans trying to survive and do what they think is right. Overall, this is a great film for people who like thought-provoking movies.
Ali Sulaiman turns in an absolutely amazing performance in this movie about a marriage that is torn apart by a suicide bombing perpetrated by none other than his wife. He thought she was like him - peace loving and full of reason and compromise - but in the end she was entirely different. This forces him back into Palestine where he has to come to terms with not only the loss of his wife, but the loss of who she was when he knew her. It's a brilliant movie and one that I think everyone should see when they get the chance. I am sure it will win a lot of awards when awards season finally rolls around again and I am sure it is gonna be the critical darling of the year. I would also hope that Sulaiman and the actress who plays his wife - Reymonde Amsellem - win some acting awards. They are just phenomenal. And the actor who plays Ali was in the unforgettable Paradise Now.
One of the most haunting, relevant, and tragic movies to emerge in a long, long time, "The Attack" is just as important as Julian Schnabel's "Miral" and "Paradise Now", both of which shed light on the complex and befuddling situation of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. The story here is about a Palestinian man who has assimilated into Israeli life and enjoys a comfortable living. A terrible explosion destroys his life when his wife is killed and he suddenly learns that she may have been responsible for the attack and for others. The movie really takes time to explore the bizarre twists and turns that led the man to think his wife was something other than what he assumed. It's a really sad story that will leave you thinking there must be a better way than what we've been able to offer the people of this troubled region. The acting is excellent and the movie feels half of its running length.
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