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The Insult

Directed by Ziad Doueiri




STATUS POST-PRODUCTION
YEAR 2017
GENRE Drama
COUNTRY France, Lebanon
LANGUAGE Arabic
ORIGINAL TITLE L'Insulte
DOMESTIC RELEASE Diaphana




While renovating the facade of a building in Beirut, Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, clash over a silly plumbing issue. A shouting argument ensues and Yasser ends up insulting Toni.
Hurt in his dignity, Toni decides to file a complaint. They are rapidly stuck in an infernal spiral. A long and highly publicised trial opens where Palestinians and Lebanese Christians settle their score.