/the insult

2017 M 110 mins
director: Ziad Doueiri

"There is something undeniably exhilarating about the film's honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart."

A.O Scott - New York Times

Featured review by Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle

Rotten Tomatoes
Distributor:  Palace
1 vote - 0
2 votes - 4
3 votes - 26
4 votes - 141
5 votes - 158

/star box score 4.38

This film will begin at 6.55 pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05 pm in Cinema 2.

Winner Audience Award for Best Feature Film - Sydney Film Festival

Winner Best Actor, Kamel El Basha - Venice Film Festival


Adel Karam - Tony Hanna

Kamel El Basha - Yasser Abdallah Salameh

Camille Salameh - Wajdi Wehbe

Diamand Bou Abboud - Nadine Wehbe

Rita Hayek - Shrine Hanna

Tlala Jurdi - Talal

Christine Choueiri - Manal Salameh

Julia Kassar - Judge Colette Mansour


Director - Ziad Doueiri

Writers - Ziad Doueiri, Joelie Touma

Producers - Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat, Charles S. Cohen, Julie Gayet, Antoun Sehnaoui, Nadia Turincev

Co-producer - Genevieve Lemal

Music - Eric Neveux

Cinematography - Tommaso Fiorilli

Film editing - Dominique Marcombe

Casting - Abla Khoury

Production design/Art direction - Hussein Baydoun

Costume design - Lara Mae Khamis

Filmed on location in Beirut, Lebanon, and Damour, Lebanon

/let's talk about this film

/Ziad Doueiri


born 1963 Lebanon


“You never choose your films in advance. I don’t like to be labeled. I want to continue telling stories, that’s all. Stories that speak to me, stories that are somehow autobiographical or stem from a personal perspective of things. I don’t want to be labeled.”