The Insult

6 October 2018
Date : 6 / Oct / 2018
Time : 16:10

The Insult

Irish Film Institute

Directed by Ziad Doueiri

112 mins | 2017 | Lebanon-France-USA | Digital | Subtitled

A minor altercation escalates into a dispute that comes to encapsulate the lasting legacy of the Lebanese Civil War in Ziad Doueiri’s incendiary drama, a recent nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. While renovating the façade of a building in Beirut, Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee and now a construction foreman get into a squabble over a broken drainpipe. Harsh words are exchanged and insults thrown, and soon the two men are locked in a lengthy courtroom battle that becomes a lightning rod for political groups and the media.


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