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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With producer Mike Weber's ambition to make 'Beirut' reinvigorated, he asked Brad Anderson to direct the picture. A veteran indie film writer-director, Anderson had demonstrated a flair for character-driven suspense in his own movies including 'The Machinist', starring Christian Bale and 'Transsiberian', starring Woody Harrelson. "Brad really understands tension and pacing," Weber said. "'Transsiberian' had the kind of nonstop momentum that 'Beirut' needed. He understood how to bring out the thriller aspects and instilled a real sense of excitement to the story." 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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