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Year: 2005
USA: Universal Studios
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen, Yvan Attal, Earl Cameron, Hugo Speer, George Harris, Michael Wright, Clyde Kusatsu, Eric Keenleyside, Maz Jobrani, Yusuf Gatewood, Curtiss I'Cook, Byron Utley, Robert Clohessy, Terry Serpico, David Fonteno, John Knox, David Zayas, Lynne Deragon, Christopher Evan Welch, Manuel Mawele, Dino Mulima, Litto, Adrian Martinez, Tsai Chin, Francine Roussel, Enid Graham, Lou Ferguson, Okwui Okpokwasili, Vladimir Bibic, Jacques Sebag, Pietro Gonzales, Patrick Ssenjovu, Michael Patrick McGrath, Paul De Sousa, Chris McKinney, Martha Elliott, Jim Ward, Trevor Archer, Ricardo Walker, Harry O'Reilly, Kirby Mitchell, Ramsey Faragallah, John Di Benedetto, Bridget L Doerksen, Ana Maria Lupo, Nelson Landrieu, Leonid Citer, Satish Joshi, Sophie Traub, Monty Ashton-Lewis, Pat Kiernan, Margot Staub, Harry Pritchett, Ed Onipede Blunt, Diane Winter
Director: Sydney Pollack
Country: UK
USA & UK: 129 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for violence, some sexual content and brief strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence
USA Release Date: 22 April 2005
UK Release Date: 15 April 2005


From Academy AwardŽ winner Sydney Pollack, the director behind some of the most compelling and provocative thrillers of the last two decades (THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, ABSENCE OF MALICE, THE FIRM), comes a fresh take on contemporary suspense: an intricate, knife's-edge drama that unfolds against our 21st Century world of international terror and inside the United Nations' hidden corridors of power. Academy AwardŽ winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn star in THE INTERPRETER, the story of two opposite people who unexpectedly collide within a maze of mounting paranoia, personal secrets and explosive global events.

Shot on location in Manhattan and Southern Africa, THE INTERPRETER is the first motion picture in history to receive inside access to the United Nations' headquarters (which is officially international territory) in New York.

The escalating events begin when African-born U.N. translator Silvia Broome (Kidman) alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant, Silvia's life is turned upside down as she becomes a hunted target of the killers. Placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller (Penn), Silvia's world only grows more nightmarish. As Keller digs deeper into his eyewitness' past and her secretive world of global connections, the more suspicious he becomes that she herself might involved in the conspiracy. With every step of the way, he finds more reasons to mistrust her.

Is Sylvia a victim? A suspect? Or something else entirely? And can Tobin, coping with his own personal heartache, keep her safe? Though they must depend on one another, Silvia and Tobin couldn't be more different. Silvia's strengths are words, diplomacy and the subtleties of meaning, while Tobin is all about instinct, action and reading into the most primal human behaviors. Now, as the danger of a major assassination on U.S. soil grows and Silvia's life hangs in the balance, Silvia and Tobin play out a gripping dance of evasion and revelation that keeps them both guessing as they race to stop a terrifying international crisis before it's too late.

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