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thumbnail The Insult (2018 Lebanon)

Drama, Event, Genre, Thriller , trackback

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Starring: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh
Genre: Drama, thriller
Duration: 113 mins

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. The Insult is rooted in Lebanon’s tense ethnic and religious mix and the unhealed scars of the 15-year Civil War that ended in 1990. In a country that is a weathervane for Middle Eastern tensions, it’s a bold and timely play with fire, but also a sensitive, good-humoured probe into human weakness – especially of the male kind.

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