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, 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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In evoking the movie's murky themes of corruption and betrayal, director Brad Anderson and cinematographer Bjorn Charpentier favored a dark palette for many of their scenes. "Stylistically, we wanted to push the limits of darkness," Charpentier said. "I didn't want to use any false moonlight in the night scenes. The way I see it, nights are black, so I wanted to have black skies." 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.
Featured in Beirut: Sandy Crowder
Written by Edwards Fitzroy
Performed by Edi Fitzroy
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