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Circle of Deceit (1981)
"Die Fälschung" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  28 October 1981 (France)
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Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he... See full summary »

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Georg Laschen
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Ariane Nassar
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Hoffmann
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Rudnik
Gila von Weitershausen ...
Greta Laschen
Peter Martin Urtel ...
Berger (as Martin Urtel)
John Munro ...
John
Fouad Naim ...
Excellence Joseph
Josette Khalil ...
Madame Joseph
Ghassan Mattar ...
Ahmed
Sarah Salem ...
Sister Brigitte
Rafic Najem ...
Taxi
Magnia Fakhoury ...
Aicha
Jack Diagilaitas ...
Swedish Journalist
Roger Assaf ...
Phalangist Officer
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Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he meets some important people and discovers the everyday face of the war. He also has to figure out about his home life, where his marriage is in a big crisis. Written by Benjamin Stello

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This film was part of a cycle of pictures made during the 1980s that featured journalists covering war. The movies include Salvador (1986), Under Fire (1983), Circle of Deceit [Circle of Deceit (1981)], Witness in the War Zone (1987), Cry Freedom (1987), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982). See more »

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An excellent film
9 October 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This film should be seen by all.The picture of a civil war is excellent and could relate to many other places like Bosnia.It is very clearly shown how people behave in such absurd situations : some accept them and change but other maintain their humanity. Particularly chocking is the treatment of children, presented in such a realistic way that the film looks as a documentary ( may be it is a documentary for this part ?).When you listen to a sister treating the small boy as an object bought in a departments store or a doctor suggesting to change ill boy for another you would like to cry.Fortunately Hanna Schigulla is there and her radiating presence is bringing such a humane note that you maintain your hope in the human race.


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