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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Festival des libertés 2018


Yasmina Khadra, Vincent Hennebicq, Fabian Fiorini / Cie. Popi Jones
Festival des Libertés

19.10.2018 · 19:00

Vincent Hennebicq takes on Algerian author Yasmina Khadra’s novel L’Attentat (The Attack), 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.


  • - 19:00



AR, HE, FR — Surtitles FR, NL





Sound level

category 2


Based on the novel
« L’Attentat », by Yasmina Khadra

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

Julie Calbete

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

© Gloria Scorier