Vincent Hennebicq takes on Algerian author Yasmina Khadra’s novel L’Attentat (The Attack) @Editions Julliard., the story of Amine, an Israeli Arab surgeon who finds himself operating on the many survivors of a terrorist attack. At the end of the day he discovers that the kamikaze responsible for the attack is his wife.

The story then turns into a thriller as he goes on a quest, looking for answers. Despite having shared the most intimate things with this woman, he didn’t know her…So starts a trip towards truth, the truth of a complex territorial and cultural identity.
Like Amine, Vincent Hennebicq is not content to just adapt Khadra’s fascinating story to the stage, he also wants to uncover the foundation. With Palestinian-born Atta Nasser who plays Amine, and movie maker Jean-François Ravagnan, he goes to Israel and Palestine. Together they meet many people of different origins and religions to tell them the story of L’Attentat and record their reactions and thoughts.

Reinforced by these accounts, the show morphs from fiction to documentary, supported by the music of Fabian Fiorini, interpreted by four musicians and a soloist.

This is "L'ATTENTAT interview de Vincent Hennebicq (VOSTFR)" by Théâtre National/Bruxelles on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos…



  • Based on the novel
    « L’Attentat », by Yasmina Khadra @Editions JULLIARD.

    Text and direction
    Vincent Hennebicq

    Composer and musical director
    Fabian Fiorini

    Film director and editor
    Jean-François Ravagnan

    Camera operator
    Christophe Rolin

    Assistant director
    Maxime Glaude

    Set and light design
    Giacinto Caponio & Fabrice Murgia

    Costume design
    Emilie Jonet

    Stage manager
    Romain Gueudré

    Performed by
    Atta Nasser

    Julie Calbete

    Fabian Fiorini: piano
    Laurent Blondiau: trumpet
    Célestin Massot: percussion
    Marine Horbaczewski: cello

    Text translation
    Awni Daibes
    Inbal Yomtovian
    Eli Cohen

    Video translation
    Patrick Tass
    Daphné Seale

  • Voice over
    Inbal Yomtovian
    Kaat Arnaert

    Language coach
    Naël Daibes

    Sound design & operator
    Benoît Pelé

    Light operator
    Jody De Neef

    Intern light operator
    Virgile Morel De Westgaver

    Video operator
    Matthieu Bourdon

    Stage technician
    Christophe Blacha

    Intern assistant director
    Lorena Spindler

    A special thanks to the people we met on the road, who took part in the shooting and agreed to testify for the show.

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Set construction and costumes
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Mars Mons Arts de la scène, Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, La Coop asbl, Shelter Prod

    With the support of, ING & tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, Eubelius


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  • Saturday
    + concert Jonsson & Jonsson - 22:00
  • Tuesday
    Introduction - 19:45
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