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...
The Americans want to keep their secrets. The Israelis want to raise the stakes. He only wants to save a life.
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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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Cinematographer Bjorn Charpentier paid homage to the time period chronicled in Beirut by fitting his cameras with vintage lenses. "We decided to shoot everything with vintage anamorphic glass from the '70s and '80s, which are not too sharp," Charpentier said. "You get a soft contrast and soft focus. Because those lenses were built from that era, when you combine that with Carlos [costume designer Carlos Rosario]' beautiful costume design, you look at the screen and 'Beirut' looks like it's actually a movie from the '70s." See more
Mason Skiles (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
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
References Bustin' Loose
Written by Oum
(as Oum El Ghait Benessahraoui)
Performed by Oum
Courtesy of The Music Development Company See more