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Die Faelschung

Die Faelschung

Circle of deceit

DVD - 2004 | German
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Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war. Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions.


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Director Volker Schlondorff’s brilliant, harrowing film about the Lebanese Civil War, was shot on location in Beirut in 1980. The film follows a self-absorbed German journalist, played by Bruno Ganz, as he interacts with civilians and belligerents. Before long, the journalist is forced to ponder ... Read More »

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