THE INSULT 2017

The Insult (2017)

L’insulte (original title)

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In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media … See full summary »

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Ziad Doueiri

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The Insult -- In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adel Karam Adel Karam
Kamel El Basha Kamel El Basha
Camille Salameh Camille Salameh
Diamand Bou Abboud Diamand Bou Abboud
Rita Hayek Rita Hayek
Shirine Hanna
Talal Jurdi Talal Jurdi
Talal
Christine Choueiri Christine Choueiri
Manal Salameh
Julia Kassar Julia Kassar
Judge Colette Mansour
Rifaat Torbey Rifaat Torbey
Samir Geagea
Carlos Chahine Carlos Chahine
Judge Chahine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Daoud Georges Daoud
Georges Hanna
Christina Farah Christina Farah
Elie Njeim Elie Njeim
Elie

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In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

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Genres:

Drama


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Lebanon | Belgium | Cyprus | France | USA

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

14 September 2017 (Lebanon) See more »

Also Known As:

El insulto See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon


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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$82,240, 25 January 2018

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1

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The insult film was inspired by the 1975 Lebanese civil war. See more »


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Ziad Doueiri’s masterpiece.

26 January 2018 | by anis tabetSee all my reviews

Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri needs no introduction, having directed a series of successful films over the years. While “West Beirut” will forever remain my favorite movie, his latest effort, “The Insult”, further confirms his skill as a talented storyteller. In short: it’s one of the most intense Lebanese movies I’ve ever seen. What makes “The Insult” so good is the way Doueiri takes a seemingly ordinary situation and builds a web of suspense around it. Adel Karam (in one of the best performances of his career) plays Toni, a Lebanese christian who can’t seem to let go of the past. One day, he gets into a heated argument with a Palestinian worker (played by an excellent Kamel El Basha), which leads to a domino-like sequence of unpredictable events. Doueiri masterfully explores the dark side of each character, especially as it relates to patriotism, politics, and the consequences of taking revenge. I’d say this is Doueiri’s specialty, and the sense of discomfort he creates throughout this exceptional film will hold you in its grip at every turn. And when it ends, it leaves us with much food for thought, something that’s been missing from most recent Lebanese films. Having been criticized so many times for not supporting local movies, it’s refreshing to finally encounter something worth recommending. Ziad Doueiri’s “The Insult” is a terrific achievement.


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