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THE INSULT

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It’s a scorching hot afternoon in Beirut. 40-something mechanic Tony already has a chip on his shoulder about Palestinians in Lebanon, so he’s less than welcoming when 60 year-old Yasser, the foreman of a construction crew working on the street outside, asks him to fix the faulty drainpipe on his balcony. Tony closes the door in his face, so Yasser replaces the pipe anyway, only for Tony to smash it to pieces. Passions boil over and the two come to blows, both verbal and physical. Eventually lawyers are called in and the men find themselves in the centre of a highly publicised trial – one that reopens historical and personal wounds on both sides.
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The Insult - A brilliant examination of the nature of conflict
THE INSULT
A brilliant examination of the nature of conflict
Using masculine aggression as an allegory for escalating conflict, ‘The Insult’ raises interesting (and timely) questions that resonate well beyond the Middle East.
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THEATRICAL RELEASE: 30/08/2018
RUN TIME: 1h 50m
CAST: Adel Karam
Kamel El Basha
Rita Hayek
Christine Choueiri
Diamand Bou Abboud
Camille Salameh
Talal Jurdi
Julia Kassar
Rifaat Torbey
Carlos Chahine
DIRECTOR: Ziad Doueiri
WRITERS: Ziad Doueiri
Joelle Touma
PRODUCERS: Rachid Bouchareb
Jean Bréhat
Julie Gayet
Antoun Sehnaoui
Nadia Turincev
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