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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.

Cast

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

Writing and directing
Vincent Hennebicq

Music composing
Fabian Fiorini

Film directing and editing
Jean-François Ravagnan

Image
Christophe Rolin

Assistant director
Maxime Glaude

Set and lighting design
Giacinto Caponio
Fabrice Murgia

Costume design
Emilie Jonet

Stage manager
Romain Gueudré

Performance
Atta Nasser

Singer
Julie Calbete
alternating with
Pauline Claes

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

Text translation
Awni Daibes

Video translation
Patrick Tass
Daphné Seale

Voice-over
Inbal Yomtovian
Kaat Arnaert

Language coach
Naël Daibes

Sound design & operator
Benoit Pelé

Intern assistant director
Lorena Spindler

 

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

 

Production
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Co-production
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
taxshelter.be, 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.

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