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...
While locations in the largely Islamic country of Morocco offered filmmakers a perfectly imperfect landscape as stand-in for 1980s-era Beirut, the production's timing proved to be challenging. This picture was filmed during the month-long Ramadan holiday, which requires devout Muslims to fast all day. "For all of our local crew members, nothing could pass the lips during daylight," producer Mark Weber said. "No water, no food. We had some very hot, sunny, dusty days and that made it challenging to work efficiently." Under the circumstances, Weber said, "The crew did a great job." See more »
Alice returns to an apartment in which Cal has been staying that is said to be in a very unsafe area of the city. It is not realistic that a CIA operative in Beirut with responsibilities for supervising all Middle East operations would be domiciled in a very unsafe sector of any city in which his station was located. See more »
Vous Viendrez Monsieur
Written by Thierry Fervant & Janvry Varnel
Performed by Eliane Dambre
Courtesy of Editions Evasion Musique
By arrangement with The Orchard See more »
Has it's moments
Expected more in all honesty. Gives a very brief outline of an aspect of a very complicated conflict.
Solid performances from the cast and solid direction from Brad Anderson.
Middle of the road Middle Eastern thriller which just lacks cohesion and at does drag at certain points.
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