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The Insult (L'insulte) (2018)



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In today's Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (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.


Camille Salameh
as Wajdi Wehbe
Rita Hayek
as Shirine
Carlos Chahine
as Judge Chahine
Julia Kassar
as Judge Colette Mansour
Rifaat Torbey
as Samir Geaga
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The Insult fairly hurtles along, throwing not just Muslims against Christians, but also husbands against wives and fathers against daughters. Part of the film is a crackerjack courtroom drama. What's dull is the trajectory.

January 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The Insult is an honest and affecting argument for empathy, led by two excellent performances.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The year is not even two weeks old but it already has one electrifyingly brilliant film to its credit.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

What works gradually, cumulatively and quite brilliantly, though, is a kind of bigger-bang theory that depicts parallel universes of anger and hurt growing out of the gutter kerfuffle.

January 11, 2018 | Full Review…

An engrossingly blunt instrument of a movie ...

January 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Gripping entertainment, passionate and humane, fascinating in the particulars of its court proceedings and political maneuvering, convincing in its insistence that a dumb fight over a leaking gutter could upend a fractious country.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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