Rating: M 113′ mature themes and coarse language
Directed By: Ziad Doueiri
Written By: Ziad Doueiri, Joëlle Touma
Cast: Kamel El Basha, Adel Karam, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud, Rita Hayek, Carlos Chahine
In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.
“Director Ziad Doueiri’s Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nominee from Lebanon is a crackling legal thriller that boils down centuries of Middle Eastern conflict into one reckless insult – and lets the sparks fly” Pater Travers, Roilling Stone
“The tinderbox of Lebanese politics and identity sparks into a controlled conflagration in Ziad Doueiri’s calculatedly explosive drama “The Insult.”” Variety