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The Insult

Rated 14 Accompaniment

(Coarse Language, Violence) 113 minutes

Dir: Ziad Doueiri, France/Lebanon
Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh

In Arabic with English subtitles

Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film

“After an argument about a balcony drainpipe escalates to harsh language, a Beirut mechanic demands an apology from a Palestinian construction foreman, which the foreman refuses. And, somehow, this leads to a national crisis. The latest from Lebanese auteur Doueiri draws on the history of the Middle East and long-standing tensions between Palestinians and Lebanese Christians. But even without that subtext, the film would still play. At its core this is a story about simple, stubborn pride, and what happens when anger obscures understanding. And Karam and El Basha make every new stage of their battle entirely convincing.” - Norman Wilner, Now Magazine