Lebanon’s Interior Ministry banned the award-winning film The Attack last spring when it found out part of it was filmed in Israel using Israeli actors. Now you have a chance to get a copy of the film - for free.
Banned In Beirut, Yours Free – If You Win
Lebanon’s Interior Ministry banned the award-winning film The Attack last spring when it found out part of it was filmed in Israel using Israeli actors.
Lebanon’s Ministry of Culture also refused to submit the film to the Oscars because of its Israel connection.
Now The Attack is out on DVD and you have a chance to win a free copy of it.
I’ll tell you how at the bottom of this post.
The Attack was made by Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri.
Doueiri – who previously worked as a camera assistant for writer-director Quentin Tarantino on several films, including his seminal film Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.
“I have no regret and no apologies whatsoever,” Doueiri said when his film was banned in his home country.
The Attack won three awards at the COLCOA French film festival in Hollywood.
It tells the story of an Israeli-Arab surgeon who is assimilated into life in Tel Aviv. After a suicide bombing, he discovers that his wife was the bomber. Shocked, Jaafari goes to the Palestinian city of Nablus to find out who and what caused his wife to do it.
Since the film was banned for anti-Israel reasons, the contest to win the DVD should reflect that somehow.
So lets do this.
In the comments section below, name your favorite banned film (NO porn) and/or your favorite actor or actress who a) isn’t Jewish but who is often mistaken for a Jew or b) is Jewish but no one knew it for years.
If you have registered with a fake email address (a big no-no) or no email address you won’t be able to win unless you a) reregister or b) send us an email explaining your evil actions. (If you choose b, an overweight blogger who may or may not be wearing only his underwear and a cowboy hat in his mother’s basement will determine if your explanation is good enough.)
We’ll randomly pick what we think is the best answer based on our personal whims and get the DVD out to you as fast as possible – maybe even in time for Hanukkah.
Hurry up boys and girls – the contest ends Wednesday at 9:00 am EDT.