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New on DVD: ‘The Attack’ starring Ali Suliman

Posted 12:00am on Monday, Nov. 04, 2013

DVD The Attack: The Israeli-Arab conflict is stripped to its most intensely personal level in The Attack, a haunting and heartbreaking meditation on violence, choice, love and duty that is one of the most remarkable films of the year. Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) is a lauded surgeon of Palestinian descent working in Tel Aviv and his life is about as good as it could get. But when a suicide bombing rips apart an area restaurant, and his wife is not only one of the victims but appears to be the one wearing the suicide vest, his entire life collapses. Jaafari, a nonpracticing, secular Muslim, is forced to realize that the life he lived with his secretly radicalized wife may have been a lie, and his Israeli colleagues and neighbors (as well as the police) are now questioning his allegiances. Based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra, it’s a superbly drawn portrait of a man who is a victim of generations of violence, even though he bears no physical scars. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. On DVD and Blu-ray.

— Cary Darling

Also new: Parkland; White House Down; Lovelace; Girl Most Likely; As I Lay Dying; Out in the Dark; Computer Chess; Renoir; Broken; Duck Dynasty: I Am Dreaming of a Redneck Christmas; Grown Ups 2; Under the Dome; Naked City: The Complete Series; Mad Men Season Six

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