Nineteen years after directing the awarding winning “West Beirut” movie, Lebanese-born cinematographer and film director Ziad Doueiri is back with another Lebanese Civil war movie entitled “The Insult” starring Adel Karam , Rita Hayek , Kamel Elbasha , Camille Salameh , Diamand Bou Abboud , Talal Jurdi, Julia Kassar , Christine Choueiri and Refaat Torbey.
Funnily enough, no one wanted another Civil war movie few years ago but with the shitty movies coming up these days, we’re in dire need of some serious movies by talented directors. I love the story and the cast except for Adel Karam as I’m not sure he fits the profile but I could be wrong. He is a good actor but I can’t think of him without his failed talk show recently. “The Insult -قضية رقم ٢٣” comes out on September 14, a date that marks the assassination of President Bachir Gemayel back in 1982.
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.