Cohen Media Group has revealed that it is preparing a Blu-ray release of director Ziad Doueiri's The Attack a.k.a L'attentat (2012), starring Ali Suliman, Evgenia Dodena, and Reymond Amsalem. The preliminary release date set by the studio is November 12th.
Amin Jaafari 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 when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, 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 is adapted from Yasmina Khadra's international bestseller of the same name. Originally published in 2005, the novel has been translated into more than 40 languages and has won numerous awards worldwide.
I'm quite interested in owning the blu-ray of The Attack, a very well-done film I saw in theaters a few weeks ago. It handles its subject rather sensitively, I thought, with a story focused not so much on politics as on how the relationship of two main characters are transformed.