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After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

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Cast

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Tony Hanna
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Yasser Abdallah Salameh
Camille Salameh ...
Wajdi Wehbe
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Nadine Wehbe (as Diamand Abou Abboud)
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Shirine Hanna
Talal Jurdi ...
Talal (as Talal El Jurdi)
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Manal Salameh
Julia Kassar ...
Judge Colette Mansour
Rifaat Torbey ...
Samir Geagea
Carlos Chahine ...
Judge Chahine
Walid Abboud ...
Television Host
Georges Daoud ...
Georges Hanna
Elie Njeim ...
Elie
Sami Hamdan ...
Ibrahim Nassar
Tony Mehanna ...
The President
Abido Bacha ...
Salah Ayoub
Nabil Koni ...
Mohamed Ghandour
Mohamed A. Jaroudi ...
Judge 2
Youssef Eid ...
Judge 3
Fouad Yammine ...
Dr. Badran
Razzouk Mardini ...
Dr. Khawam
Ghassan Koteit ...
Dr. Tony
Jad Ghanem ...
Nabil
Hala Hatoum ...
Ibrahim Nassar's Assistant
Majd Hitti ...
Police Officer (as Majed Hitti)
Wassim el Tom ...
Police Officer (as Wassim El Toum)
Issam Said ...
Charbel
Hasan Akil ...
Maroun (as Hassan Akil)
Simon Jamous ...
Gang Elie
Eddy-Joe Chamoun ...
Gang Elie
Chahine Andraos ...
Radiologist
Nadim Hobeika ...
Nadine's Assistant
Reem Ali ...
Yasser's Assistant
Wael Khachouk ...
Worker
Abed El Rahman Khalil ...
Worker
Nawfal Ali ...
Worker
Michel Aswad ...
Worker
Anwar Ghosn ...
Worker
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Wajdi Wehbe's Assistant
Jessica Mansour ...
Wajdi Wehbe's Assistant
Elyssa Skaff ...
Wajdi Wehbe's Assistant (as Elissa Skaff)
Haitham Sam Herzallah ...
Wajdi Wehbe's Assistant
Samer Bou Antoun ...
Wajdi Wehbe's Assistant
Wael Chedid ...
Wajdi Wehbe's Assistant
Christina Farah ...
Wajdi Wehbe's Secretary
Albert Ghattas ...
Tony's Client
Ziad Jabra ...
Security Agent
Ali Ossman ...
Militiaman
Elias Aarab ...
Newspaper Seller
Ralph Doumit ...
Journalist
Rabih Raffoul ...
Journalist
Sultan Al Chahine ...
Journalist
Pamela Nabhan ...
Journalist
Marie-Therese Sader ...
Journalist
Bruna Tohme ...
Off Journalist
Rola Amine Eldine ...
Off Journalist
Jean Nakhoul ...
Off Journalist
Haitham Masri ...
Off Journalist
Sasha Sauma ...
Nightmare Kid (voice)
Marie Khalife ...
Maternity Nurse
Mohamed Abi Naaj ...
Angry Man in Court
Mohamed El Khatib ...
Angry Man in Court
Moustafa Abou Nusser ...
Angry Man in Court
Darwish M. Darwish ...
Angry Man in Court
Jihad Al Ahmar ...
Angry Man in Hall (as Jihad El Ahmar)
Andre Siyoufi ...
Minister of the Interior
Maurice Daou ...
Pro Tony Partisan
Rabih Ahmar ...
Pro Tony Partisan
Yehya Wehbe ...
Pro Yasser Partisan
Joseph Azrak ...
Curious Man
Charles Hbeiliny ...
Court Journalist
Bachir Abboud ...
Court Police Officer
Fadi Abed ...
Court Police Officer
Nassim Salem ...
Pizza Delivery Man
Jouhayna Charbel ...
Pizza Delivery Man's Mother
Shadi El Hajj ...
Stenographer
Renee Lattouf ...
Stenographer
Mohamed Assaf ...
Poster Biker
Farid Mohamed ...
Poster Biker
Josephine Haddad ...
Tony's Neighbour
Kasem Mansour ...
Nightmare Tony's Father
Safouh Saleh ...
Tony, 6 Years Old
Ali Mohamed Ali Rachini ...
Family Premature Infant Sethrida
Ramziha Nasif ...
Baby Sethrida

Directed by

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Ziad Doueiri

Written by

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Ziad Doueiri ... (writer)
 
Joelle Touma ... (writer)

Produced by

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Rachid Bouchareb ... producer
Jean Bréhat ... producer
Lara Chekerdjian ... line producer: Lebanon (as Lara Karam Chekerdjian)
Charles S. Cohen ... producer
Frédéric Domont ... associate producer
Julie Gayet ... producer
Abla Khoury ... line producer: Lebanon
Genevieve Lemal ... co-producer
Muriel Merlin ... associate producer
Antoun Sehnaoui ... producer
Nadia Turincev ... producer

Music by

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Éric Neveux

Cinematography by

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Tommaso Fiorilli ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dominique Marcombe

Editorial Department

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Amélie Bouillon ... assistant editor
Chrystel Elias ... post-production coordinator
Belal Hibri ... color timer
Rita Mounzer ... additional assistant editor
Luc Augereau ... Co-post production supervisor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Abla Khoury

Production Design by

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Hussein Baydoun

Art Direction by

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Hussein Baydoun

Costume Design by

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Lara Mae Khamis

Makeup Department

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Stéphanie Aznarez ... key make-up artist
Anthony Bechara ... assistant hairdresser
Melanie Queyrel Carreno ... additional make-up artist (as Melanie Carreno)
Moe Rida ... additional make-up artist
Nader Sidani ... hairdresser
Michelle Sleiman ... first assistant make-up artist

Production Management

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Lucie Bouilleret ... production manager
Moïra Chappedelaine-Vautier ... post-production supervisor: Rouge International
Jimmy Dib ... unit production manager
Charlotte Duliere ... production supervisor: Scope Pictures
Cedric Ettouati ... post-production supervisor
Jowe Harfouche ... production supervisor
Nicolas Honorez ... production supervisor: Scope Pictures
Sebastien Leclercq ... post-production supervisor
Marilyne Maia ... production manager: Scope Pictures

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kamal Baghdadi ... additional second assistant director
Reine Razzouk ... second assistant director
Nay Tabbara ... third assistant director
Gilles Tarazi ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Mustafa Haj Ali ... set builder
Moussa Baydoun ... second assistant art director
Dayf El Naem ... construction foreman
Ahmad Ghazaly ... set builder
Hamdy Jamily ... set builder
Johan Knudsen ... set dresser
Hussein Moussa ... set builder
Nizar Nassar ... first assistant art director
Sabine Sabbagh ... prop master

Sound Department

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Karine Bacha ... boom operator (as Karine Basha)
Guilhem Donzel ... sound engineer
Rana Eid ... ADR mixer
Patrick Ghislain ... recording
Rawad Hobeika ... boom operator
Vincent Maloumian ... foley artist
Bruno Mercere ... sound mixer
Lama Sawaya ... ADR mixer
Olivier Walczak ... sound editor
Sébastien Wera ... dialogue sound editor
Maria Carolina Santana Caraballo-Gramcko ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Rawad Hobeika ... additional sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Elie Boudjok ... sfx make-up

Visual Effects by

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Gaël Durant ... VFX producer
Hugues Namur ... VFX supervisor
Stephane Thibert ... cg generalist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rémi Canaple ... stunt supervisor
David Grolleau ... stuntman

Camera and Electrical Department

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Garo Antabi ... lighting & grip
Tony Baboudjian ... best boy grip
Jimmy Bourcier ... additional photography / first assistant camera
Nicolas Cagniard ... camera operator / steadicam
Ziad Chahoud ... operator: third camera
Joseph Chanine ... lighting and grip
Hate Chayna ... second assistant operator: third camera (as Hatem Chayna)
Rudy Bou Chebel ... still photographer
Chadi Chehadeh ... company electrician
Gabriella Choueifaty ... video assist
Lucie Colombié ... first assistant camera
Elias Daaboul ... operator: third camera
Jean Bou Dib ... best boy electric
Valentin Domont ... camera trainee / clapper
Said El Sayed ... second assistant operator: third camera
Chant Etyemezian ... lighting and grip staff manager
Christian Ghammachi ... drone operator
Karim Ghorayeb ... operator: third camera
Ibrahim Heckri ... second assistant operator: third camera
Rawad Hmaymass ... key grip (as Rawad Hmaymes)
Jamal Kassem ... second assistant operator: third camera
Elie Merhy ... gaffer (as Elie Merhi)
Ralph Moussa ... second assistant camera
Victor Pichon ... second assistant camera
Marwan Sleiman ... company electrician
Wassim Tanios ... first assistant operator: third camera
Jad Tannous ... DIT
Tony Tashjir ... lighting & grip
Omar Waked ... spark
Marie Warde ... first assistant operator: third camera
Ed Yazbeck ... drone assistant

Casting Department

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Sabine Ghanem ... casting coordinator
Cynthia Sawma ... casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hanne Al Khawil ... second assistant costume designer (as Hanneh Al Khawli)
Dina Nawfal ... first assistant costume designer
Yara Safadi ... additional assistant costume designer (as Yara Yuri Safadi)
Christelle Semerdgian ... additional assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Jessica Hanna ... location manager

Music Department

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Jean-Pierre Arquié ... score producer
Lucille Egal ... assistant music supervisor (as Lucile Egal)
Jean-Pierre Ensuque ... programming
Thomas Lorioux ... musician: bass
Elise Luguern ... music supervisor
Tom Mangin ... assistant: Eric Neveux
Bruno Mercere ... Score Mixer / mixing
Éric Neveux ... music interpreter / music scored by / musician: guitars / musician: keyboards / programming
Samuel Strouk ... musician: guitar
Helene de Saint Vincent ... assistant music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Abdelmajid Mohamed Aljasem ... driver
Mohamed El Sahiri ... driver
Khaled Al Hamade ... costumes driver
Alaa Hanini ... production driver
Zaccaria Jannoun ... production driver
Krikor Ketenjian ... driver
Tony Mjaess ... cook driver (as Tony Mjaez)
Hagop Nourtsayan ... driver
Sahag Tashjir ... driver
Christopher Zakarian ... driver

Other crew

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Nagham Abboud ... floor manager
Abdo Abed ... cook's assistant
Jihad Al Ahmar ... production assistant (as Jihad El Ahmar)
Fadel Said Akl ... archive
Anne-Sophie Amiot ... certified public accountant: Tessalit Productions
Rindra Andriamiadanarivo ... accountant: Tessalit Productions
Nadine Asmar ... script continuity
Nadège Balma ... accountant: Rouge International
Elie Bassil ... production assistant intern
Laurent Bencharif ... administrative assistant: Scope Pictures
Corinne Bertelot ... finance manager: Rouge International
Emma Binet ... production assistant: Tessalit Productions
Arnaud Borrel ... archive
Amélie Bérard ... script supervisor
Clémentine Charlemaine ... production assistant: Rouge International
Gerard Daccache ... production assistant
Martin Detry ... marketing manager: Scope Pictures
Sada El Chouf ... archive
Bassem El Haje ... press relations: international
Valérie Fugier ... certified accountant: Rouge International
Hady Abou Ghazaly ... production assistant intern (as Hadi Abou Ghazali)
François Guerrar ... press relations: France (as Hassan Guerrar)
Joseph Hanna ... production accountant
Roxane Haulot ... marketing assistant: Scope Pictures
Feyiz Ibrahim ... cook's assistant
Mike Jbeily ... assistant: Mr. Karam
Tarek Karam ... agent: Mr. Karam
Nicolas Keusters ... director of operations: Scope Pictures
Thomas Lambert ... production assistant: Rouge International
Maud Leclair ... financial advisor: Rouge International
Audrey Loucas ... marketing assistant: Scope Pictures
Bassam Madi ... caterer
Wafica Mansour ... legal consultant
Magalie Montet ... press relations: international
Virginie Paillet ... managing director: Scope Pictures
Anne-Cécile Pavaux ... production assistant: Tessalit Productions
Coralie Peharpre ... accountant: Scope Pictures
Rachelle Salameh ... production assistant: extra
Christel Serouart ... certified public accountant: Tessalit Productions
Rosette Stephan ... production assistant
Sabrina Toussaint ... administrative assistant: Scope Pictures
Francoise Vanhakendover ... legal advisor: Scope Pictures
Marc-Emmanuel Vuaillat ... legal advisor: Rouge International
Dimitri Wacheul ... finance manager: Scope Pictures
Ali Zein ... production assistant / runner
Bassam Zeina ... cook's assistant
Sara Vahabi ... publicity consultant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michel Aad ... the director wishes to thank
Salim Abdo ... the producers wish to thank
Ashkal Alwan ... the producers wish to thank
Lucie Asathal ... the producers wish to thank
Lara Azzi ... the producers wish to thank
Emmanuel Bonn ... the producers wish to thank
Pierre Bonnet ... the producers wish to thank
Maria Carolina Santana Caraballo-Gramcko ... the producers wish to thank (as Carolina Santana)
Jacques Cardon ... the producers wish to thank
Thibault Carterot ... the producers wish to thank
Ziad Chakaroun ... the director wishes to thank
Georgette Charchar ... the producers wish to thank
David Cox ... the director wishes to thank
Stijn De Block ... the producers wish to thank
Nicolas Dixmier ... the producers wish to thank
Jihad El Asmar ... the producers wish to thank
Mohamed El Ayoubi ... the producers wish to thank
Najem El Hachem ... the director wishes to thank
Badih El Karhany ... the producers wish to thank
Marie Escudier ... the producers wish to thank
Jean Daoud Fahed ... the producers wish to thank
Samir Geagea ... the director wishes to thank
Nadim Gemayel ... the director wishes to thank
Georges Ghanem ... the director wishes to thank
Ghaleb Ghanem ... the producers wish to thank
Celine Grimaud ... the director wishes to thank
Tatiana Hashem ... the producers wish to thank
Tony Kahwagi ... special thanks
Elie Kallas ... the producers wish to thank
Nadia Khachan ... the producers wish to thank
Antoine Khalife ... the producers wish to thank
Anis Khoury ... the producers wish to thank
Didier Kunstlinger ... the producers wish to thank
Philippe Lhomme ... the producers wish to thank
Anne-Séverine Lucas ... the producers wish to thank
Lucy Martinez ... the producers wish to thank
Mohamed Matar ... the producers wish to thank
Roukoz Mazraany ... the director wishes to thank
Naji Naufal ... the director wishes to thank
Alexander Oberink ... the producers wish to thank
Ashraf Rifi ... the producers wish to thank
George Saghbini ... the producers wish to thank
Assad Said ... the director wishes to thank
Hyam Saliby ... the director wishes to thank
Tamara Al Samerraei ... the director wishes to thank
Khalil Sehnaoui ... the producers wish to thank
May Sehnaoui ... the director wishes to thank
Ziad Shbib ... the producers wish to thank
Pauline Toubya ... the director wishes to thank
Fawwaz Traboulsi ... the director wishes to thank (as Fawaz Traboulsi)
Eric Vandenkerckhoven ... the producers wish to thank
Paula Yacoubian ... the producers wish to thank
Elie Yahchouchi ... the director wishes to thank
Samir Youssef ... the director wishes to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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.

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Also Known As
  • Qadiat raqm 23 (Lebanon, Arabic title)
  • The Insult (World-wide, English title)
  • Der Affront (Germany)
  • The Insult (Germany)
  • El insulto (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lebanon's first Oscar nomination ever. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in 90th Academy Awards - Nominations (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Lebanese Forces Hymn See more »
Quotes Wajdi Wehbe: Wajdi Wehbe: No one has a monopoly on suffering.
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