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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For actor Jon Hamm, who plays the central character of Mason Skiles, making the movie in Morocco and its outlying desert regions gives the film a sense of immediacy that he says would have been impossible to replicate in the USA. "Tangier felt very foreign to me and I hope that translates in a positive way to the people who watch the movie," he said. "We could have shot this on the back lot in Burbank or Warner Ranch or Albuquerque, but Beirut feels real because you don't have to paint out things like skyscrapers or school buses or stop signs." See more
Anyone familiar with colloquial Arabic would be able to pick up on the Lebanese characters' noticeable Moroccan Darija accent and dialect. Darija is seen even by native Arabic speakers as one of the more difficult Arabic dialects to understand let alone learn. See more
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
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