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Directed by Ziad Doueiri

Lebanon / France, 2017, 1h 52min, DCP, In Arabic and French with English Subtitles

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2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film.

“Gripping entertainment, passionate and humane, fascinating in the particulars of its court proceedings and political maneuvering, convincing in its insistence that a dumb fight… could upend a fractious country.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“There is something undeniably exhilarating about the film’s honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.