Double Standard Insult. Its primary purpose is to educate and moralize, almost like Aesop. In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. The Insult fairly hurtles along, throwing not just Muslims against Christians, but also husbands against wives and fathers against daughters. written by Daniel Reynolds January 25, 2018 “No one fixes anything.” That’s what mechanic Tony Hanna (Adel Karam) says some time after he smashes his repaired drain pipe with a hammer, and demands an apology from foreman Yasser Salameh (Kamel El Basha) for putting it there. But Ziad Doueiri’s “ The Insult ” is anything but a cringe comedy. It is pedagogical to a fault. By. The Insult movie reviews and ratings - Tribute.ca rating of 4.83 out of 5 Stars. A feverishly imagined tale of a blind man who develops night vision and uses it to search for a vanished lover, this is a surpassingly bleak and defiantly illogical study of obsession from the highly touted Thomson (Air and Fire, 1994, etc.). Facebook. A hateful comment from the Christian angers the Muslim man, who punches the Christian in the stomach. LISBON — A Salem man was sentenced to prison for breaking into a Wellsville garage last year and stealing several items. Although “The Insult” has its faults, from the generic score to a disappointing drift of a conclusion, it remains a powerful and thrilling example of how to create a modern political melodrama. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue review – beauty amid horror. The film’s titular insult is a small one. Raised during the war in communities taught to despise one another, Doueiri, a Sunni Muslim, and Touma, a Christian, have made a career of creating films with narratives from balanced perspectives set in the volatile Middle East. Martin Johnson - February 2, 2018. A flu ward during the 1918 flu pandemic. The mix is toxic and the result is a pretty good, albeit sometimes heavy handed courtroom drama. While The Insult is a very specific story about a specific political situation, it's also a broad parable about how important it is to listen to each other. Review by solstrale ★★★★ 3 "The Insult" is a heavily political movie. Reader Rating 0 Votes. Review: The Insult By Devika Girish in the January-February 2018 Issue S et in a region whose politics are as polarized as its history is entangled, The Insult offers an earnest attempt at … 0%. ‘The Insult’ Review: Oscar-Nominated Lebanese Legal Drama Crackles With Intensity Best Foreign-Film nominee boils down centuries of Middle Eastern … Overall The Insult is a compelling, timely movie. Ziad Doueiri's "The Insult" presents us with what is, to me, a virtually unexplored situation in the area. Movie Review: The Insult. The Insult is Lebanon’s entry for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards, and indeed it could serve a primer on what is happening in that country right now. An exchange of harsh words between a Christian and a Muslim Palestinian refugee unearths decades of political and religious tensions between their communities. A review of The Insult, a film by Ziad Doueiri, opening in Toronto on Friday, January 26, 2018 and expanding to other Canadian cites throughout the winter. I read this book through the recommendation of a friend –thanks again, Maciek - and one month after reading it I´m still affected by the originality of the story and the delicacy of its prose. While there are a couple scenes in the third act that just didn't work for me, the overall product is well worth watching. "The Flight Attendant" feels like the TV equivalent of summer beach reading, in mostly good ways. The Insult Review. What You Need To Know: Set in Beirut, THE INSULT is a captivating drama from Lebanon. There have been endless films portraying life in the current Middle East. Insults are exchanged and a stalemate is reached until Yasser's boss, a practical man of moderate temperament, persuades him to apologise. Movies; Oscars 2018: The Insult Review. Home Movies Oscars 2018: The Insult Review. 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. Doueiri is doing what artists do: Making the personal universal, while at the same time showing the impact a few poorly chosen words can carry. WhatsApp. ‘The Insult’ is directed by Ziad Doueiri, who wrote the script with his ex-wife, and frequent collaborator, Joelle Touma. By David Kempler. The novel describes the life of Martin Blom, who is shot while walking to his car and consequently goes blind. The Insult is well acted and staged with periodic liveliness, but its earnestness grows wearying. Part of the film … Pinterest. Thankfully, The Insult is a movie without villains, just a difference in opinions. Tony Hanna (Adel Karam) is a householder, Yasser Salameh is a builder and one day, in a Beirut street, they have an argument about a drainpipe. The Insult contains a disclaimer stating the drama represents the views of the filmmakers and not that of the Lebanon state. 'The Insult': Film Review | Venice 2017. Find book reviews, essays, best-seller lists and news from The New York Times Book Review. Twitter. 10:58 AM PDT 8/31/2017 by Boyd van ... A single slur becomes the lightning rod for a court case that grips but also bitterly divides a nation in The Insult The Christian Lebanese here offer their justifications for denigrating Palestinians as a group, and Palestinians are given equal time to enumerate the offenses committed by the Lebanese. While being treated in a clinic, he seemingly regains his vision, but only at night. Kaley Cuoco stars as the globetrotting party … 1171. Review by Gabriel Gundacker. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 88% based on 106 reviews, and an average rating of 7.52/10. This is the core of the story that The Insult tells, and is as fascinating as it sounds. The Insult is a 1996 novel by Rupert Thomson. The Insult works to underscore the ridiculousness of stereotypes while acknowledging the real experiences that can spawn them. What begins with a petty argument leads to a highly publicized trial that captivates a nation, and also gives a range of people an opportunity to settle old scores. It is about clash of ideas of Lebanese Christians and Palestinian Muslims which is represented by … But insults are hurled, and the situation soon escalates out of control. One longs for a spontaneous detail, and for dialogue that isn’t intended to teach us something. Photograph: Niday Picture Library/Alamy. The Insult Review. 45 % Overall Score. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, having seen his country taken over by the Chinese and his people slaughtered, nevertheless preaches careful speech. 0. 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