Taglines: Against a background of treachery, intrigue and torture.
Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country,[a] the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr (Richard Gere), who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley Fortnum (Michael Caine), a representative in Latin America who is trying to keep a Revolution from occurring, and is also a remorseful alcoholic. Another person the doctor meets is Clara (Elpidia Carrillo), whom he immediately desires, but there is a problem: Clara is Charley’s wife.
The Honorary Consul, also known as Beyond the Limit, is a 1983 British-Mexican drama film directed by John Mackenzie and starring Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins and Elpidia Carrillo. It is based on the novel The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene. The title is a reference to the diplomatic position known as an honorary consul.
The Honorary Consul – Beyond the Limit (1983)
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Starring: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Elpidia Carrillo, Joaquim de Almeida, Stephanie Cotsirilos, Domingo Ambriz
Screenplay by: Christopher Hampton
Production Design by: Allan Cameron
Cinematography by: Phil Meheux
Film Editing by: Stuart Baird
Costume Design by: Barbara Lane
Art Direction by: Terry Pritchard
Music by: Stanley Myers
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: September 30, 1983