Theatre / musical show - 80’ - ar, he, fr, surtitrage fr, en

Amine, surgeon and Arab Israeli citizen is called in to do emergency surgery on victims of a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. At the end of this arduous day, he discovers that the suicide bomber was none other than his wife.

Why did she take this murderous action? How can one be in an intimate relationship with a woman and have no inkling of her intentions? Just like the Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra, whose book inspired him, Vincent Hennebicq follows this man to try to understand.

With Atta Nasser, of Palestinian origin who plays Amine, and filmmaker Jean-François Ravagnan, Vincent Hennebicq traveled through these regions with complex territorial and cultural identities. The team went to Israel and Palestine to meet people with different origins and religions to whom it told the story of L’Attentat. Using what they saw and heard in response to the story, the three men created a piece that goes from fiction to documentary and back. Music by Fabian Fiorini who plays his composition accompanied by three musicians and a solo singer.


  • From
    “L’Attentat”, Yasmina Khadra @ Éditions Julliard

    Writing and directing
    Vincent Hennebicq

    Music composing
    Fabian Fiorini

    Film directing and editing
    Jean-François Ravagnan

    Christophe Rolin

    Assistant director
    Maxime Glaude

    Set and lighting design
    Giacinto Caponio
    Fabrice Murgia

    Costume design
    Emilie Jonet

    Stage manager
    Romain Gueudré

    Atta Nasser

    Julie Calbete
    alternating with
    Pauline Claes

    Fabian Fiorini
    Laurent Blondiau
    Célestin Massot
    Marine Horbaczewski

  • Text translation
    Awni Daibes

    Video translation
    Patrick Tass
    Daphné Seale

    Inbal Yomtovian
    Kaat Arnaert

    Language coach
    Naël Daibes

    Sound design & operator
    Benoit Pelé

    Intern assistant director
    Lorena Spindler


    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles


    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

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

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

    Sets construction and costumes
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Thanks to the people we met on the road, who took part in the shooting and agreed to testify.