domingo, 17 de julho de 2022

Circle of Deceit, by Volker Schlöndorff (1981)

A German reporter Georg Laschen (Bruno Ganz) arrives in Beirut, Lebanon with a photographer Hoffmann (Jerzy Skolimowski), aiming to write an article on the inflammatory situation there. The city has more or less been turned into a huge war zone where bombs and gunfire are ever-present especially during the dark hours of the day. Laschen's own personal motives for accepting such a dangerous job are related to his frustration about his troubled marital situation back in Germany; something he tries to overcome by striking up a relationship with Ariane (Hanna Schygulla), a white woman living in Beirut. Despite witnessing many atrocities, or perhaps because of it, Laschen struggles to achieve an understanding of the motives of the warring parties who both claim to fight for peace and freedom and accuse each other of barbaric acts of terror.

The film was shot on location in Beirut which guarantees a very authentic look to the damaged city. 

Based on novel by Nicolas Born.

Music by Maurice Jarre.

Audio in German. Subs in English.

Movie blocked in several countries, except for USA and Belgic, where you can watch through this link: https://youtu.be/Ty1oaKDWE70


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