Interpreter, The (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Catherine Keener Dot Woods
Nicole Kidman Silvia Broome
Sean Penn Tobin Keller
Jesper Christensen Nils Lud
Yvan Attal Philippe
Earl Cameron Zuwanie
George Harris Kuman-Kuman
Michael Wright Marcus
Clyde Kusatsu Police Chief Lee Wu
Eric Keenleyside Rory Robb
Robert Clohessy
Curtiss Cook
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Sydney Pollack
Producer Tim Bevan; Eric Fellner
Writer Martin Stellman; Brian Ward
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 9 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Director Sydney Pollack delivers megawatt star power, high gloss, and political passion to The Interpreter, his first thriller since The Firm. With Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn delivering smooth, understated performances, the film more closely recalls Pollack's 1975 Robert Redford/Faye Dunaway paranoid thriller Three Days of the Condor, trading conspiratorial politicians for potential assassination in the United Nations General Assembly (this being the first film ever granted permission to use actual U.N. locations). Kidman plays a U.N. interpreter who inadvertently overhears hints of a plot to kill the reviled, tyrannical leader of her (fictional) African homeland; Penn is the Secret Service agent assigned to protect her, or to determine her role (if any) in the assassination scenario. By distancing itself from real-life politics, The Interpreter softens its potential impact as a thriller about contemporary globalization and threats to international peace, but the Penn/Kidman personal drama (between two people who gain a deep appreciation for shared anguish, without being artificially forced into romance) adds a richly human dimension to Pollack's expert handling of the thriller elements of a complex yet easily-followed plot. Indie-film stalwart Catherine Keener shines in her supporting role as Penn's sarcastic by sympathetic Secret Service partner. --Jeff Shannon
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Index 1604
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2/1/06
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 025192583520
Release Date 10/4/05
Subtitles French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1