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DEADLINES

by Ludi Boeken

synopsis

A harrowing, sometimes darkly comic political thriller set in Beirut 1983, Deadlines tells the story of Alex Randal, a rookie reporter who gets in way over his head. Long on bluster and short on experience, Alex dispatches himself to Lebanon’s war-torn capital to make his career covering the deadly suicide car bombing of the US Marine barracks. Soon lured into reporting on an even bigger story by beautiful, enigmatic photographer Julia Muller, he quickly finds himself caught in an elaborate conspiracy in which he himself is the pawn. That’s when he faces the most important decision of his life: continue to allow himself to be used, reaping huge career rewards, or risk his life and everything he’s achieved to expose the truth. With danger lurking at every turn, Alex sets out to right the wrong he committed and, in the process, finally become the reporter he set out to be.

international title: DEADLINES
original title: DEADLINES BEIRUT
country: United Kingdom, France
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Ludi Boeken
screenplay: Michael Alan Lerner
cast: Stehen Moyer, Anne Parillaud, Omid Djalili, Georges Siatidis
cinematography by: Ivan Strasburg
film editing: Suzanne Fenn
art director: Taoufik Behi
costumes designer: Magdalena Garcia Caniz, Christian Gasc
music: Justin Adams
production: Raphael Films, Psychology News (UK)
backing: National Lottery
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