The Insult – 2017

Car repairman Tony (Adel Karam) has a simple life with his pregnant wife Shirine (Rita Hayek). Infrastructure work on the streets is responsible for Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian foreman who has moved to Lebanon and lives in a nearby refugee camp. Yasser notices the drain of the Tony’s balcony and wants to repair it. But Tony is determined not to take him home. Yasser repair drain from outside. The growing tension between the first disagreements and the duo over the incident is conveyed to a very different point by a sentence established by Tony to Yasser. This enmity between them returns to the court first and then to a public case involving politicians. While both parties are defending their rights until the last, the wounds of the past will be re-opened.


I think that the transfer of acting and emotion of the characters is successful in the film which is being told with the dialogues between the two characters about the problems between the countries related to the recent history.

Director Ziad Doueiri poses during a photocall for the movie "The insult" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice

I would suggest The Insult if you have an interest to recent history, political themes and drama.

Trailer of The Insult from YouTube

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