Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit). 1981. West Germany/France. Directed by Volker Schlöndorff. Screenplay by Schlöndorff, Jean-Claude Carrière, Margarethe von Trotta, Kai Hermann. With Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jerzy Skolimowski. In German; English subtitles. 108 min.
Filmed in a battle-scarred Beirut as the Lebanese Civil War raged on, Circle of Deceit evokes the fog of war, love, and journalistic ethics—the fetishizing and aestheticizing of manmade death—with gripping authenticity. Volker Schlondorff and Jean-Claude Carrière present this timely and brilliant film, which stars a superb Bruno Ganz and Hanna Schygulla, on May 11. DCP courtesy Bioskop Film