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The Insult

In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Venice Film Festival Best Actor winner Kamel El Basha), 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. 

After leaving Lebanon during its Civil War, Ziad Doueiri moved to the US to study film at San Diego State University.  He went on to work as a camera operator on Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. His directorial debut, the critically acclaimed Cannes Film Festival Directors Fortnight selection West Beirut, put him on the map as one of the most promising directors from the Middle East. His third film The Attack, a controversial drama about an Arab Israeli surgeon whose life is shattered after discovering his wife was a suicide bomber, was a critical and box office hit. The Insult is Mr. Doueiri’s fourth film. 

“‘The Insult’ will become a major talking point.” Jay Weissberg, Variety

The Insult is nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


The Insult
Directed by: Ziad Doueiri
Cast: Adel Karam, Camille Salameh, Kamel El Basha
Year: 2017
Runtime: 112 mins
Released by: Cohen Media Group

Opens in New York City, NY, on Friday, January 12 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Quad Cinema

Opens in Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, January 19 at Laemmle Royal followed by a national roll out

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