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The Insult


2017 / France, Lebanon, United States, Belgium, Cyprus / 112 min / N-13
Total votes: 291, Average: 9.1
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Director(s) - Ziad Doueiri
Screenwriter(s) - Ziad Doueiri, Joëlle Tourna
Actors - Adel Karam, Rita Hayek, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud, Talal Jurdi, Christine Choueiri
Producer(s) - Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev, Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Antoun Sehnaoui
Cinematographer - Tommaso Fiorilli
Editor(s) - Dominique Marcombe
Composer(s) - Éric Neveux
Sales agent - Indie Sales
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Dialogues - Arabic
Subtitles - Lithuanian
In Beirut, Tony, a Christian car mechanic, and Yasser, a Palestinian Muslim and hard-working construction foreman, get into a trivial argument about fixing a drain pipe. Step by step it escalates, soon becoming a ferocious legal battle, invariably reviving memories of the suffering endured by all sides during Lebanon’s bloody 1970s civil war. Director Ziad Doueiri demonstrates an uncanny ability to dramatize the intractable legacy of traumatic injustices, and how, with their long half-lives, they contaminate even the tiniest facets of everyday social interaction. The result is a thrilling, emotionally charged portrait of the unresolved arguments that dominate contemporary Arab culture.


2017 – Įžeidimas / The Insult
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2004 – Lila sako / Lila Says
1998 – Vakarų Beirutas / West Beirut