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The Insult

The Insult

by Ziad Doueiri

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The Insult: “You talkin’ to me?!”


The Insult: “You talkin’ to me?!”

VENICE 2017: Ziad Doueiri's fourth film is particularly strong when recounting the lack of working rights of refugees in Lebanon and showing that historic communal trauma is a universal phenomenon 

“The Insult is about inner conflict, it's not about the outside conflict”

Interview: Ziad Doueiri • Director

The Insult is about inner conflict, it's not about the outside conflict”

VENICE 2017: Cineuropa caught up with Lebanese writer-director Ziad Doueiri, whose fourth feature, The Insult, is playing in competition on the Lido 

Trailer [ov st en]


Trailer [ov st en]


international title: The Insult
original title: L'Insulte
country: Lebanon, France, Belgium, United States
sales agent: Indie Sales
year: 2017
directed by: Ziad Doueiri
screenplay: Ziad Doueiri, Joelle Touma
cast: Adel Karam, Christine Choueiri, Kamel El Basha, Rita Hayek, Elie Njem, Tatal El Jurdi, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud, Georges Daou

main awards/selection

Venice 2017Competition, Volpi Cup for Best Actor (Kamel El Basha)
Toronto 2017Contemporary World Cinema

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