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.
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."
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
Alice returns to an apartment in which Cal has been staying that is said to be in a very unsafe area of the city. It is not realistic that a CIA operative in Beirut with responsibilities for supervising all Middle East operations would be domiciled in a very unsafe sector of any city in which his station was located.
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