The Insult (2017)
Latin quote: Ad poenitendum properat
quito qui judicat
"He often finds need to make repentance who judges hastily"
This movie was nominated for best foreign Picture award at the 2018 Academy Awards and might have won an Oscar
although I personally think the scripting is so poor and biased against Arabs in the region seeing them as pitted
against one another in senseless fashion given the language used by one to attack the other early on in the
movie, that I personally would have had the making of this movie banned were I in charge of matters in Lebanon
where this movie was shot apparently, we are told.
According to wikipedia: Ariel Sharon was the Israeli Defence Minister at the time Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982. An official enquiry found that he bore "personal responsibility" for the Sabra and Shatila massacre [in Lebanon] and recommended that he be removed as Defense Minister. His role in the massacre led to him being known as the "Butcher of Beirut" among Arabs.
The script, therefore suggests that a man with this reputation of being a "war criminal" even as determined
and agreed to by men of conscience in Israel too (as the wikipedia article reads as quoted above)
could be used in a sentence in such a manner by a man of Lebanon in command of his senses supposedly. I think not.
This movie belongs ultimately in the trash as meant to cause harm to the spirit of kinship among good and
decent folks of Arab descent who I believe could never stoop so low in their disagreements with one another
as to back a "Sharon" again't a fellow member of the Arab family I am certain and believe wholeheartedly
having known many such people during my life and having seen their kindship with one another during my
years growing up where I did. (Some arabs did settle in East Africa, primarily on the island of Zanzibar
So the lawsuit against this Palestinian man, who in my own view couldn't be blamed for striking
out physically against such a harmful assault to his humane sensibilities should certainly have
gone free rather than being sued - a case which was tried in two levels of courts in this movie
ultimately before a verdict we could all agree with could be rendered.
Hi to all our nicest folks in the mideast - whether Jewish or Arab Christian or Moslem alike
Michael Rizzo Chessman