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Beyond the Limit (1983)

The Honorary Consul (original title)
Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Leon (as Joaquim De Almeida)
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Josefina Echánove ...
Senora Sanchez (as Josefina Echanove)
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Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins an affair. All of this comes together to create problems when he is asked to help revolutionaries kidnap a diplomat. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Against a background of treachery, intrigue and torture . . . the poignant story of the love of two men for the same woman. [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Beyond the Limit  »

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$11,800,000 (estimated)

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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Actor Michael Caine was nominated twice in the same year for the 1984 BAFTA Best Actor Award, up for both this film and Educating Rita (1983), but Caine won the award for the latter. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Perez: Is this why you've been lying to me?
Dr. Eduardo Plarr: An affair always involves a few lies.
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Version of Honorární konzul (1991) See more »

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My brief review of the film
25 July 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Intriguing music and lighting choices with some good camera movement and angles keep this film relatively interesting on an audio and visual level. However, they do not compensate for the film having quite a limited story of just a lightly developed romance during political unrest. There are political themes and morality issues in it, however they are not too well explained. It is also far too slowly paced, dragging between the story action. It is not a bad film though, and it is arguably interesting to watch… however it misses the mark for greatness. Despite Caine and Hoskins receiving BAFTA nominations for their roles, it is Gere who delivers the most effectively.


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