The Attack Reviews
Adaptation of the french novel 'The Assassination'. The movie was so good, but I had a hesitation over the contents. The movie tried to be a too smart by being a neutral, hence failed to convince on that issue. The problem was, it sets in the real world around real conflict, but the facts were excluded. So that led many countries to ban in their market. The good thing was, to I like the movie, the story concentrates on the human curiosity and emotion.
I thought it was an okay movie until the end twist. It was not that grand, but very-very simple and potent. Awesome filmmaking, could have been a top contender if it would have nominated for the Oscar. I wanted to rate it higher, but I feel something is not right as it was based on the real subject, but a fictional account. I definitely recommend it because the result could be different for you with your viewpoint.
The lead male is a Palestinian surgeon working in Israel. He's just won a major Jewish award. Then there is a suicide bombing and many of the victims come to his operating table. Then he finds out his wife was the bomber.
Based on the description, I thought there was going to be revenge as the husband sought the people who got his wife to become a terrorist. Instead, he becomes more aware of his heritage...I guess. In doing so, he decides not to relay any information to Israeli authorities...the same who keep his people down.
So that's where I sit. It's a well-made, thoughtful movie. I still dislike the violence, but that's me living a pretty good life in America. If someone were keeping me down every day, who knows how I might react? And I think that was the message of this film: that's it's black and white/good and bad.