Kammer 1


Based on the novel by Yasmina Khadra

Director: Amir Reza Koohestani


Amin Jaafari lives in Tel Aviv. He is a successful surgeon, is married to a woman he loves and has supportive surroundings. He is also Palestinian. One day, the unimaginable happens: Jaafari has to identify his wife’s body. Disguised as a pregnant woman, she has blown up a café and its guests by a suicide bombing. Jaafari is forced to experience how the Israeli society in which he lives, and where he has felt settled for years, is not his home. He sets out to track down the mystery of his wife and the illusions of his own life.
Amir Reza Koohestani, an author and director born in 1978 in Shiraz, Iran, and who for many years presented plays developed in Tehran with the “Mehr Theater Group” at guest performances throughout Europe, is directing his second production at the Kammerspiele. After his adept and poetically-charged identity politics production, “Der Fall Meursault – Eine Gegendarstellung” by Kamel Daoud, he now directs “The Attack” by the Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra, a play that is not content to present the inconceivability of horror, but which attempts to understand the psyche of the terrorist.

Stage Production

Amir Reza Koohestani

Stage design

Mitra Nadjmabadi


Negar Nemati


Benjamin Krieg


Katinka Deecke