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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To document the native grit and vitality of the city of Tangier portraying the city of Beirut, director Brad Anderson enlisted Belgian cinematographer Bjorn Charpentier to serve as the film's director of photography. Winner of the Cannes Grand Prix award for his Leica television commercial "Iconic", Charpentier readily embraced Anderson's rough-hewn aesthetic. "Brad wanted Beirut to be dark and dirty and fast, not too clean like an American movie but more European style," said Charpentier, who studied Roger Deakins' hand-held camera work in the U.S.A-Mexico border thriller 'Sicario' (2015) as a model of taut filmmaking. "Brad wanted to shoot everything handheld with two cameras so we could stay with the actors' energy and keep on rolling." 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
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
Should I or Should I Not?
Written by Patrick DeRemer
(as Pat Deremer) & Damon Danielson
Performed by Sue Ann Carwell
Courtesy of The Numero Group
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