The Insult — U.S. Trailer


added: Tue, Nov 21st '17

Lebanese-born filmmaker Ziad Doueiri, who began his film career working for Quentin Tarantino as a first assistant cameraman on such films as "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," and "Jackie Brown," directs his fourth feature with the politically charged courtroom thriller "The Insult," which is a follow-up to his critically acclaimed suicide-bomber thriller "The Attack."

Set in contemporary Beirut, "The Insult" revolves around a tense court case that pits a Palestinian refugee against a Lebanese Christian. The two men are forced to face the consequences of a personal insult that has escalated into a contentious public feud, which has started to reflect Lebanon's current climate of political and cultural divisiveness.

Co-written by Doueiri and Joelle Touma, the film stars Adel Karam (Caramel) as the Lebanese Christian mechanic with a troubled past and Kamel El Basha (whose performance earned him the Best Actor Award at this year's Venice Film Festival) as an aging Palestinian construction worker.

"The Insult" will be released in select U.S. theaters beginning January 26th. Watch the U.S. trailer, above.

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee in court.


directed by   Ziad Doueiri

starring   Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Rita Hayek, Kamel El Basha, Christine Choueiri, Diamand Bou Abboud, Georges Daou

release date   January 26, 2018 (in select U.S. theaters)

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