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.
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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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
Mason Smiles (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
Written by Tereza Souza & Walter Santos Souza
Performed by Claudette Soares
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