Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit)
Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit) (1981)

Bruno Ganz plays a West German journalist whose frequent assignments to war-torn nations have left him jaundiced. He is assigned to cover the civil war in Beirut. The combination of his harrowing experiences on the job and his after-hours… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 11, 2004
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David Ng
Village Voice

Aspires to the humanist as well as the humanitarian, and ultimately achieves both.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

This politically charged 1981 drama isn't one of Schlöndorff's greatest films, but its strong moral concerns and superb cast make it well worth viewing.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The humanist Circle of Deceit charts the many moral quandaries encountered by a journalist when he's sent to Beirut to catalog the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war.

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