Ziad Doueiri tries a new ‘Attack’

June 24, 2013


A glance at Ziad Doueiri’s page on the Internet Movie Database makes it look as though the writer-director has been following the Terrence Malick career model: “The Attack,” his new film which opened in limited release 6/21/13, is only his second film credit since his film “West Beirut” in 1998, along with directing an episode of the short-lived Showtime series “Sleeper Cell.”

Sitting in a midtown Manhattan conference room, the shaggy-haired Doueiri laughs when this is pointed out and says there’s no big secret about what he’s been doing.

“I was being unemployed and lazy,” he cracks. (More…)