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...
Beirut: 1982. The Paris of the Middle East Was Burning.
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11 April 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,734,497,
15 April 2018
Gross USA: $5,019,226
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,509,436
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Producer Monica Levinson marveled at the efficient partnership of director Brad Anderson and cinematographer Bjorn Charpentier. "On set, Brad understood exactly what he needed to get each day," she said. "In the middle of a shot he'd talk to Bjorn and they'd have a mind meld. The two of them would change the shot ever so slightly to save time on the set-up. Normally the director goes, 'Let's reset', and you come up with a new angle and re-light. But Brad and Bjorn knew how to find the shot on the fly, and that's how we were able to shoot a movie with so many moving pieces and so much scope in just thirty-three days." 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.
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