The Insult

The Insult

The Insult

Ziad Doueiri’s (The Attack) Oscar-nominated legal drama explores festering historical, political and religious divisions in his native Lebanon.

"When Palestinian Muslim foreman Yasser installs a new drainpipe on Lebanese Christian Tony’s balcony without his permission, Tony’s dislike of Palestinians triggers what appears to be a minor disagreement. But insults are hurled, and the situation soon escalates out of control. What begins with a petty argument leads to a highly publicised trial that captivates a nation, and also gives a range of people an opportunity to settle old scores." (Sydney Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb112 minsFrance, Cyprus, Belgium, Lebanon, USAArabic with English subtitles
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Vulture

Vulture

press

As a study of inflammation in the body politic, "The Insult" is engaged and astute.

Vulture

Vulture

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

The tinderbox of Lebanese politics and identity sparks into a controlled conflagration in Ziad Doueiri's calculatedly explosive drama "The Insult."

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There is something undeniably exhilarating about the film's honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighbourhood and heart.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Director Ziad Doueiri's Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nominee from Lebanon is a crackling legal thriller that boils down centuries of Middle Eastern conflict into one reckless insult - and lets the sparks fly.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An engrossingly blunt instrument of a movie ...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This gorgeously shot and classily acted feature might be a reel too long but is nonetheless a fascinating piece of work ...

Vulture

Vulture

press

As a study of inflammation in the body politic, "The Insult" is engaged and astute.

Vulture

Vulture

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

The tinderbox of Lebanese politics and identity sparks into a controlled conflagration in Ziad Doueiri's calculatedly explosive drama "The Insult."

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There is something undeniably exhilarating about the film's honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighbourhood and heart.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Director Ziad Doueiri's Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nominee from Lebanon is a crackling legal thriller that boils down centuries of Middle Eastern conflict into one reckless insult - and lets the sparks fly.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An engrossingly blunt instrument of a movie ...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This gorgeously shot and classily acted feature might be a reel too long but is nonetheless a fascinating piece of work ...

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