In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »
When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
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.
The speech that Tony is listening to in his auto shop garage is a speech by Bachir Gemayel on critical of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Bachir Gemayel was senior member of the Lebanese Christian Phalange Party aka El Kataeb Party. He was also the founder of the Lebanese Armed Forces and was elected as the youngest President of Lebanon and was assassinated right before taking office September 14, 1982 when El Kataeb Party HQ was bombed. He was also the son of Pierre Gemayel, the founder of El Kataeb Party and a popular politician until his death in 1984. Bachir was replaced by his brother Amine Gemayel who became President from 1982-1988. See more »
THE INSULT- 90%
I was quite annoyed as i wanted to be the first Lebanese filmmaker to have an Oscar nomination but this movie is very well deserved for its nomination.
The story and the way it was structured was absolutely perfect. The main two actors were very impressive which balanced other weaker actors. The cinematography is basic but effective. Adel Karam is quite the actor.
The conflict in the story is very intriguing and Raw. I am so glad that a Lebanese movie was finally showcased in the world and I only dream of more to come. The history of Lebanon is so diverse and emotional that I am surprised that there aren't at least 40 movies related to all the conflicts lebanon had to withstand.
The character development was shown in simple glimpses of certain situations. I was also happy that the director Ziad was not biased towards a certain character but was enriching and compassionate with both of them. The message in this movie is what was so astounding: "Despite out experience, ego, and pride, we are all in this together."
A must see.
Story wise and execution: 35/35
Camera Work: 16.8/20
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