Cine Expat #27: The Insult | Filmtheater Cinecenter
On February 11th at 7PM we have another edition of Cine Expat, where we screen foreign language films with English subtitles. Next up: Oscar-nominee The Insult. An incident between two men leads to a matter of national interest, in which the Libanese civil war casts a shadow on the modern day society. Politics and religion divide a country that has wounds that are yet to heal.
During the constructing of an appartment complex in Beirut, a problem with the drainage leads to a confrontation between Toni and constructor Yasser. Toni is a Libanese christian, Yasser a Palestinian refugee. When the fight gets out of control after an insult, both men are being dragged drown in a downward spiral which reach is wider than the walls of the courtroom.