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...
Actor Shea Whigham, who worked previously with director Brad Anderson on the HBO crime drama television series 'Boardwalk Empire' (2010-2011), said he approached his character of political operative Gary Ruzak from the inside out. "I never judge my characters. You have to have empathy for guys who might walk both sides of the line. For Ruzak, it's Agency before individual, so I tried to find that depth and present both sides of who he is as a human being." See more »
Several of the vehicles are from the wrong era, specifically a Cadillac limousine in the 1972 scenes, and a Jeep Wrangler in the 1982 scenes. See more »
Written by Oum (as Oum El Ghait Benessahraoui)
Performed by Oum
Courtesy of The Music Development Company 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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