attackAn emotionally thrilling film based on the gripping novel THE ATTACK by Yasmina Khadra opens this Friday, June 21. It’s the story of a Palestinian doctor whose world is shattered when his wife is killed in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

The film is the work of Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri and controversial piece has been banned in his own country . It was an official selection of the 2012 Telluride Film Festival and the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is in Arabic and Hebrew with English sub-titles.

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The Attack Official Website

New York Times article about the controversy surrounding the making of the film –  The Effort to Stop ‘The Attack’

Word and Film Q&A with the director

THE ATTACK by Yasmina Khadra
Anchor Books
Paperback: 9780307275707
eBook: 9780307386953

Praise for the novel:

“Gripping, dynamic…. Both a fierce rendering of geopolitical tensions and a plea for peace.” – The New York Times

“Wonderfully humane.” – The Chicago Tribune

“A genuine work of art.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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