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.