After 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.