Mason Skiles had a great life as a diplomat in Beirut. He and his wife, Nadia, live in a beautiful house and have been mentoring a thirteen year-old Palestinian boy named Karim. The opening scene is a party that the Stiles are hosting for other dignitaries. Karim is helping out serving the guests. When a CIA friend of Mason, Cal, comes to the party he is interested only in taking Karim in for questioning about an older brother Mason doesn't know about. What happens that night changes Mason's life forever, along several others at the party...
The Americans want to keep their secrets. The Israelis want to raise the stakes. He only wants to save a life.
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11 April 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,734,497,
15 April 2018, Wide Release
Gross USA: $5,019,226, 14 June 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $6,586,621, 14 June 2018
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Working from descriptions provided by screenwriter Tony Gilroy, costume designer Carlos Rosario created specific looks for each key character, and learned about the period by watching old documentaries about Beirut. But the most valuable source of inspiration came from a Lebanese woman he met in Morocco during pre-production. "She grew up in Lebanon, left when the civil war started in '75, then went back to Lebanon in the early '80s, which exactly matched the time-line of our project," Rosario said. "She got so excited about helping us that she texted her friends in Beirut and they emailed all these images that enabled me to assemble a collection of authentic pictures of people living in Beirut in the early '70s and early '80s. That helped tremendously." See more
Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) warns that the operation may "go sideways." The movie is set in 1982 but this phrase wasn't commonly used until the early 2000's. See more
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
Written by Tereza Souza & Walter Santos Souza
Performed by Claudette Soares
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