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L'insulte (2017)

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After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

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Ziad Doueiri
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adel Karam ... Tony Hanna
Kamel El Basha ... Yasser Abdallah Salameh
Camille Salameh Camille Salameh ... Wajdi Wehbe
Diamand Bou Abboud ... Nadine Wehbe (as Diamand Abou Abboud)
Rita Hayek ... Shirine Hanna
Talal Jurdi Talal Jurdi ... Talal (as Talal El Jurdi)
Christine Choueiri ... Manal Salameh
Julia Kassar Julia Kassar ... Judge Colette Mansour
Rifaat Torbey Rifaat Torbey ... Samir Geagea
Carlos Chahine Carlos Chahine ... Judge Chahine
Walid Abboud Walid Abboud ... Television Host
Georges Daoud Georges Daoud ... Georges Hanna
Elie Njeim Elie Njeim ... Elie
Sami Hamdan Sami Hamdan ... Ibrahim Nassar
Tony Mehanna Tony Mehanna ... The President
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Storyline

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

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Words Change Everything.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Cyprus | Belgium | Lebanon | USA

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

14 September 2017 (Lebanon) See more »

Also Known As:

El insulto See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,001,305, 19 April 2018
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Dolby Digital

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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The insult film was inspired by the 1975 Lebanese civil war. See more »

Quotes

Wajdi Wehbe: Wajdi Wehbe: No one has a monopoly on suffering.
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Lebanese Forces Hymn
© & P The Lebanese Forces
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A Structural Masterpiece.
25 February 2018 | by mohamedmassoud-71470See all my reviews

THE INSULT- 90% I was quite annoyed as i wanted to be the first Lebanese filmmaker to have an Oscar nomination but this movie is very well deserved for its nomination. The story and the way it was structured was absolutely perfect. The main two actors were very impressive which balanced other weaker actors. The cinematography is basic but effective. Adel Karam is quite the actor. The conflict in the story is very intriguing and Raw. I am so glad that a Lebanese movie was finally showcased in the world and I only dream of more to come. The history of Lebanon is so diverse and emotional that I am surprised that there aren't at least 40 movies related to all the conflicts lebanon had to withstand. The character development was shown in simple glimpses of certain situations. I was also happy that the director Ziad was not biased towards a certain character but was enriching and compassionate with both of them. The message in this movie is what was so astounding: "Despite out experience, ego, and pride, we are all in this together." A must see. Story wise and execution: 35/35 Acting: 21.6/25 Camera Work: 16.8/20 Sound: 16.1/20


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