Release Dates: APRIL 22, 2005


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The truth needs no translation.

A film by Sydney Pollack.

Production Company: Working Title Films / Misher Films / Studio Canal

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, when an FBI agent (played by Sean Penn) is assigned to protect an interpreter (Nicole Kidman) who overhears an assassination plot.

Crew: Sydney Pollack (director and executive producer); Martin Stellman and Brian Ward (story); Charles Randolph, Scott Frank and Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Michael E. Steele (producer for African unit); Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Kevin Misher (producers); Liza Chasin and Debra Hayward (co-producers); G. Mac Brown and Anthony Minghella (executive producers)

Cast: Nicole Kidman as Silvia Broome, Sean Penn as Tobin Keller, Catherine Keener as Dot Woods, Jesper Christensen as Nils Lud, Yvan Attal as Philippe, Earl Cameron as Zuwanie, George Harris as Kuman-Kuman, Michael Wright as Marcus, Clyde Kusatsu as Police Chief Lee Wu, Eric Keenleyside as Rory Robb, Hugo Speer as Simon Broome, Maz Jobrani as Mo, Yusuf Gatewood as Doug, Curtiss Cook as Ajene Xola, Byron Utley as Jean Gamba, Robert Clohessy as FBI Agent King, Terry Serpico as FBI Agent Lewis, David Wolos-Fonteno as Phillip Ostroff, John Knox as Fred Jameson, David Zayas as Charlie Russell, Lynne Deragon as American Ambassador Davis, Christopher Evan Welch as Jonathan Williams and Manuel Mawele as African Boy

Studio: Universal Pictures

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Film Fetish trivia:
This is the first film ever to be shot inside the United Nations Headquarters. Locations include the General Assembly and the Security Council, as well as regular corridors and hallways of the complex.

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic North By Northwest, filmed on the plaza outside the U.N, on First Avenue and 46th Street, but all interior shots of the U.N. in that film were sets.

Part of the deal that Mayor Michael Bloomberg worked out with the producers was that in exchange for filming the movie in the United Nations, the entire move would have to be shot in New York City using New York crews.

Nicole Kidman had to stop filming The Interpreter for 2 weeks to shoot additional scenes for The Stepford Wives remake, after a negative test screening of that film.

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