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The Interpreter

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Original title
The Interpreter
Running time
128 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Steven Zaillian, Charles Randolph, Scott Frank (Story: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward)
James Newton Howard
Darius Khondji
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Universal Pictures / Working Title
Mystery. Thriller. Drama | Politics
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Synopsis / Plot
In this suspense thriller Ms. Kidman plays a United Nations interpreter who overhears a death threat against an African head of state about to address the General Assembly, and Mr. Penn plays a federal agent assigned to protect her while harboring suspicions about her ideals and motives.
2005: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actress (Keener)
Critics' reviews
  • "Thrillers don't get much smarter than 'The Interpreter'"
  • "'The Interpreter' bristles with the smart, steadily engrossing tension that marked such 1970s goodies as 'All the President's Men', 'The Parallax View' and Pollack's own 'Three Days of the Condor'"
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