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The Insult

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.

Producers Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Julie Gayet, Nadia Turencev
Production company Ezekiel Films
Screenplay Ziad Doueiri/Joëlle Touma
Director of Photography Tommaso Fiorilli
Production designer Hussein Baydoun
Editor Dominique Marcombe
Chief Costume Designer Lara Mae Khamis
Makeup Artist Stéphanie Aznarez
Sound Engineer Guilhem Donzel
Sound Editor Olivier Walczak
Mixing Bruno Mercère
Production supervisors Lucie Bouilleret- Jimmy Dib
Most important cast
Adel Karam / Rita Hayek / Kamel El Bacha / Camille Salameh / Diamand Abou Abboud / Tatal El Jurdi / Julia Kassar / Christine Choueiri / Refaat Torbey
Langauge Arabic (Lebanese and Palestinian accents)

Director: Ziad Doueiri

Born in Beirut, Ziad Doueiri grew up during the civil war and left Lebanon at age 20 to study in the United States. He graduated from San Diego State University with a film degree and worked as an assistant and camera operator in Los Angeles. In 1998, he wrote and directed his first feature film West Beirut, which was awarded internationally. Since then, his films have been selected and awarded from all over the world: Lila Says, The Attack and his last feature, The Insult, whose world premiere was held at Venice Film Festival in 2017. He also directed Sleeper Cell for Showtime Network in 2006 and Baron Noir for Canal Plus in 2016. He’s currently shooting season 2 of Baron Noir.
2017 The Insult / 2017 Baron Noir – Season 2 / 2016 Baron Noir – Season 1 / 2012 The Attack / 2005 Sleeper Cell / 2004 Lila Says / 1998 West Beyrouth