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THE INTERPRETER

Nicole Kidman ... Silvia Broome
Sean Penn ... Tobin Keller
Catherine Keener ... Dot Woods
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
Hugo Speer ... Simon Broome
Maz Jobrani ... Mo
Yusuf Gatewood ... Doug
Curtiss I'Cook¹ ... Ajene Xola
Byron Utley ... Jean Gamba
Robert Clohessy ... FBI Agent King
Terry Serpico ... FBI Agent Lewis
David Fonteno¹ ... Phillip Ostroff
John Knox ... Fred Jameson
David Zayas ... Charlie Russell
Lynne Deragon ... American Ambassador Davis
Christopher Evan Welch ... Jonathan Williams
Manuel Mawele ... African Boy
Dino Mulima ... African Boy
Litto ... African Boy
Adrian Martinez ... Roland
Tsai Chin ... Luan
Francine Roussel ... Isobel
Enid Graham ... Jenny
Lou Ferguson ... Matoban Ambassador
Okwui Okpokwasili ... Tour Guide
Vladimir Bibic ... G.A. President
Jacques Sebag ... French Ambassador
Pietro Gonzales ... Chilean Ambassador
Patrick Ssenjovu ... Jad Jamal
Michael Patrick McGrath ... Jonathan Ferris
Paul De Sousa ... Portuguese Janitor
Chris McKinney ... Forensic Officer
Martha Elliott ... Woman on Bus
Jim Ward ... U.N. Security Officer
Trevor Archer ... U.N. Security Officer
Ricardo Walker ... U.N. Security Officer
Harry O'Reilly ... U.N. Security Officer
Kirby Mitchell ... U.N. Security Officer
Ramsey Faragallah ... Polygraph Technician
John Di Benedetto ... Mechanic
Bridget L. Doerksen ... Stripper
Ana Maria Lupo ... Stripper
Nelson Landrieu ... Spanish Speaking Interpreter
Leonid Citer ... Russian Interpreter
Satish Joshi ... Secretary General
Sophie Traub ... Young Silvia
Monty Ashton-Lewis ... Young Simon
Pat Kiernan ... Himself
Margot Staub ... News Reporter
Harry Pritchett ... News Reporter
Ed Onipede Blunt ... News Reporter
Diane Winter ... British Airways Ticket Agent

Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Written by: Scott Frank, Charles Randolph, Steven Zaillian
Produced by: Kevin Misher, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella, G. Mac Brown
Distributor: Universal Pictures

US: 22 APRIL 2005
UK: 15 APRIL 2005

Kidman stars as African-born U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome, who inadvertently overhears a death threat against an African head of state scheduled to address the United Nation's General Assembly. Realizing she's become a target of the assassins as well, Silvia's desperate to thwart the plot...if only she can survive long enough to get someone to believe her. Sean Penn is Tobin Keller, the federal agent charged with protecting the interpreter, who nonetheless suspects she may not be telling the whole truth. Silvia and Tobin, by nature, see life from different points of view: one, a U.N. interpreter, believes in the power and sanctity of words; the other, a Secret Service agent, believes in reading people based on their behavior, no matter what is said.
3 Days of The Condor it ain't. Odd timing given the fact there's a real life conspiracy in the UN right now... involving the French, Kofi Annan, his son, dozens of UN officials, the Russians, Saddam Hussein. In case you missed it, they've been ripping off billions for years that has led directly to the death of thousands of Iraqi children.

As to this movie... I expect it aiming for Hitchcock but suspect there's less to it than meets the eye.

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"United Nations" -- Federal Agent Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) questions Interpreter Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) to determine whether she is telling the truth about a death threat she overheard.

"Keller's Role" -- Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) refuses Silvia Broome's (Nicole Kidman) request for protection.

"General Assembly" -- Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) questions Silvia Broome's (Nicole Kidman) past.

"Keller Confronts Silvia" -- Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) doesn't like Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) digging into her personal life.

"Bus Explosion" -- Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) narrowly escapes a bomb explosion on a bus.

"Crime Scene" -- Dot Woods (Catherine Keener) tries to convince Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) to separate himself from the job.

"General Assembly Goes To Recess" -- The General Assembly unexpectedly halts their session.



 


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