8.0/10
968
5 user 30 critic

L'insulte (2017)

Trailer
2:11 | Trailer
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
1,405 ( 1,499)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Foxtrot II (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Director: Samuel Maoz
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand
Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Dana Ivey
Candelaria (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two pensioners, a video camera and an indecent proposal.

Director: Jhonny Hendrix
Stars: Manuel Viveros, Alden Knigth, Verónica Lynn
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Adel Karam ...
Tony Hanna
...
Camille Salameh ...
Wajdi Wehbe
...
Nadine Wehbe
...
Shirine Hanna
Talal Jurdi ...
Talal
...
Manal Salameh
Julia Kassar ...
Judge Colette Mansour
Rifaat Torbey ...
Samir Geagea
Carlos Chahine ...
Judge Chahine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Daoud ...
Georges Hanna
Elie Njeim ...
Elie
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| | | |

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 2017 (Lebanon)  »

Also Known As:

El insulto  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$64,642, 21 January 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(HD)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It all began with an insult...
14 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Insult is the definition of a great cinematic achievement. It is the new movie directed by Ziad Doueiri and tells the story of Toni a Christian Lebanese who got into a fight from an insult blown out with a Palestinian plumber. Haunted by their past and the civil war, they went really far with it and the movie took unexpected turns and surprises. Doueiri and Touma wrote a splendid courtroom drama script that is really tense, exciting and really fair for the two sides. It reminded me of the great Sidney Lumet movies with a touch of political background. That film has great characters rich with backup stories and it wouldn't be great without the marvelous cast. Each actors gave an Oscar worthy performance. Thumbs up for Karam, Hayek and Diamand Bou Abboud. I must give credits to Camille Salemeh because he led the show for sure! Doueiri worked hard on letting the actors give their best for the characters. Cinematography and score were also on a high level here! Doueiri is a superb director. His debut West Beirut has always been every Lebanese's favorite. The Insult was competing in Venice (It won best actor for Kamel Basha and had a 5 minutes standing ovation), Telluride, TIFF and it the official submission for Lebanon at the Oscars for best foreign language movie. Daring, bold and smart, this movie is big step forward for the Lebanese cinema.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page