Beirut, present day. After a seemingly mundane disagreement, Toni, a hot-headed Lebanese Christian mechanic, and Yasser, a laconic Palestinian building foreman, exchange incendiary words that explode into an argument, followed by a legal showdown that finally escalates into a full-blown national crisis. A tense political drama with the energy and verve of a crackling thriller, The Insult (from the director of the acclaimed The Attack) is an up-to-the-second relevant dispatch on the volatility of the modern Middle East—and the male ego.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
Nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival
A Cohen Media Group release.