Winner of the Best Actor award at Venice International Film Festival 2017, shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards 2018 and an Official Selection of the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals 2017. Exploring questions of guilt, justice and honour, Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult is a thrilling new legal drama centring on a minor disagreement between two men – one Christian, the other Muslim– that escalates into a nationwide controversy.
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.
"Anyone interested in political cinema should rush to see this fine movie." - DAVID STRATTON
"Undeniably exhilarating! A fascinating and honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighbourhood and heart" - NY TIMES
"A must-see...crackles with timely provocations" - ROLLING STONE
"Gripping entertainment, passionate and humane" - VILLAGE VOICE
"Electrifyingly brilliant! The conflict is so personal, visceral and universally recognisable" - ROBEREBERT.COM
Cast: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh
Director: Ziad Doueiri
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