Grieving diplomat returns to kill zone • Caribbean Life

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Jon Hamm, Dean Norris, and Rosamund Pike in “Beirut” (2018).

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Excellent (4 stars)

Rated R for profanity, violence and a nude image

In English and Arabic with subtitles

Running time: 109 minutes

Production Studios: Radar Pictures / ShivHans Pictures / Kasbah – Film Tanger

Distributor: Bleecker Street Media

In 1972, Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) was a career U.S. diplomat delighted to be serving his country overseas in Lebanon. In fact, he and his wife Nadia (Leila Bekhti) were so comfortable living in the Middle East that they had decided to adopt Karim (Idir Chender), a 13 year-old Palestinian refugee.

This, despite the fact that the destabilized region had a history of easily falling…

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