THE INSULT

L'INSULTE

By Ziad DOUEIRI

ROUGE INTERNATIONAL - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2017


Festivals
& Awards

Venice - Biennale 2017
Official Competition – Best Actor Award for Kamel El Basha
Toronto - TIFF 2017
Contemporary World Cinema
Vancouver IFF 2017
Official Competition
Chicago IFF 2017
Official Competition
Busan - BIFF/APM 2017
Viennale 2017
Standard Readers Jury Prize
AFI 2017
Valladolid 2017
Official Competition – Audience Award, Sociograph Award, Blogos de Oro Award
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, LEBANON
    • Languages
    • ARABIC-LEBANESE
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ziad DOUEIRI
    • Writer(s)
    • Ziad DOUEIRI, Joëlle TOUMA
    • Producer(s)
    • Julie GAYET (ROUGE INTERNATIONAL), Nadia TURINCEV (ROUGE INTERNATIONAL), Antoun SEHNAOUI (ROUGE INTERNATIONAL), Jean BRÉHAT (TESSALIT PRODUCTIONS), Rachib BOUCHAREB (TESSALIT PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.