The Attack

Synopsis: Dr. Amin Jaafari is an assimilated Arab surgeon who seems to have it all with a promising career with honors among the Israelis in Tel Aviv. That all changes after a devastating terrorist suicide bombing and his beloved wife, Siham, is found among the dead as the primary suspect. Although initially refusing to accept that as Shin Bet interrogates him, Amin comes to realize the allegations are true. Now, the ostracized Amin resolves to find out on his own why Siham had so strong a conviction that she kept secret from him. However, the answers prove hard to come by and the truths involved have a terrible pain of their own.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ziad Doueiri
Production: Cohen Media Group
  5 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

The Attack

Amin, I love you so much.

Why are you crying, my love?

Because every time I leave you,

a part of me dies.

You'll be back tomorrow.

I'll be waiting for you

no matter what.

You think I'm silly?

Yes, very.

But don't change.

I don't want anything to change.

I have the honor

of having been given the opportunity

to present the award

not only for his work,

but also for his old-fashioned care.

On behalf

of the Israeli Society of Surgeons...

- Hello.

- Amin...

Siham, sweetheart,

I can't talk right now.

I'll call you later.

The winner

of the Bar Eliezer medical award,

Dr. Amin Jaafari.

Thank you very much.

It's a great honor to be selected

as this year's recipient

for the Bar Eliezer award

and to be part of its wonderful work

and to be associated

with the great previous winners.

I just learned that in the 41 years

since its inception,

this is the first time an Arab

has won this award.

Not that it matters,

since every Jew is a bit of an Arab

and no Arab

can deny he's a bit Jewish.

People often ask me how it is

to be in this country.

I won't lie to you.

There were moments

I felt anger and hostility.

Then, one day, you receive a letter

saying you've been granted

a scholarship,

and you're offered a position

at one of the best

medical institutions,

a home.

And someone you once considered

your enemy

is now lying

on your operating table.

Isn't it the right time

to reexamine your own certitudes?

So, when I'm asked how it is

to live in this country,

I say, "I look forward

to the next 20 years."

Thank you.

Sorry I missed your ceremony


It's okay.

- What's new?

- A fucked-up case.

A Palestinian wanted to pray

at the Zuheir Mosque.

One of our cops told him

if he wanted to go in,

he had to smoke a cigarette.

The guy refused... Ramadan.

They fought.

The guy stabbed the cop.

Now he's in jail.

This thing will never end.

Amin, it's from Orit.

It's for both of you.

Siham will be delighted.

Thank you for taking care

of my mother.


No problem.

Take care.

Great speech yesterday.

Thank you.

Always coming up

with the right words

at the right time.

I should learn from you.

You're a fine doctor.

That's all that matters.

Still looking

for a vacation house?

Depends where.


A pretty villa with all that you need

to tune out completely.

Or Qatar.

I hear it's the next big thing

in the Arab world.

Really? I didn't think about it.

With all the investments you've made,

you can afford it.

Did you hear anything? Over.

I'm up here. I heard it.

What was that?

I don't know.

It sounded like an explosion

from the direction of Ibn Gvirol.

Faster. Faster.

Where is he?

Doctor! Doctor!

Cardiac arrest!

It's beating.

Slowly, and go.

I am connecting it.

Quickly to the operating room.

We have to verify.

Heart failure! Heart failure!

- Is there a pulse?

- Yes.

- No.

- There is no pulse.

I've got a pulse!

Liat, wake up, please.

I need you here.

Where is my son?

Sir, you can't come in here.

Please leave.

- My son!

- Call security. Hurry.

Okay, close it up.

I'm going to see what's going on.

Come with me, Alexandra.

In the afternoon.

Currently there are

no additional details,

and no one

has taken responsibility.

Police reported that it is unclear

whether the terrorist blew himself up.

Don't touch me!

I want another doctor!

- Take it easy.

- I want another doctor!

- One second.

- I want another doctor, I told you!

You want another doctor?

Okay, okay,

I'll get you another doctor.

No, no, I won't touch you.

It's all right.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)


Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss this The Attack script with the community:


Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


"The Attack" STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 11 Aug. 2020. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer

The Attack

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.