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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: The Attack

July 30, 2013

directed by Ziad Doueiri, 2012

ATTACK

The titular attack in Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s The Attack seeks to expand the scope of moral conscience in modern-day Israel. For all intents and purposes, the calibrated efforts to make this film a provocative and insightful commentary on suicide bombers and those they leave behind is uniformly slight and simplistic. Adapted from a novel by Yasmina Khadra, The Attack is tonally all over the board in what it seeks to accomplish. Carrying on as a thriller, procedural and drama doesn’t quite fit here, with the end result being one of small human stakes and obvious moral ambiguity.

Read full review at Movie Mezzanine

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One comment

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