R | | Drama, Thriller
Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
Against the backdrop of a politically dysfunctional Lebanon, screenwriter Tony Gilroy strived to develop the interior psychology of his hero in the manner of master spy novelist John le Carré. "His books were extraordinary, although they didn't always make for good movies because they were so hard to condense," Gilroy said. "I was highly motivated by the idea of designing a le Carré type film that could be put in a two-hour frame. And then the idea of a character like Mason [Jon Hamm], who's faced with great disappointment, that's very much a John le Carré thing."
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
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.
English, Arabic, French
$1,734,497 (USA) (15 April 2018)
$5,019,226 (USA) (14 June 2018)