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Launched in 2005, "The Interpreter" is a thriller movie revolving around politics. It stars Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and Catherine Keener. The movie is directed by Sydney Pollack and co-produced by Tim Bevan. It runs approximately 128 minutes and was produced with a budget of $80 million. It grossed double the production budget with Box Office earnings of $163 million.

The storyline starts with an interpreter named Silvia Broome who is working for the U.N. in the Big Apple. Broome grew up in the Republic of Matobo, a fictional African nation, but is a dual American citizen. The U.N. is planning on charging Edmond Zuwanie, Matobo's leader, to face trial on the International Criminal Court. Once a liberator, Zuwanie became a corrupt and tyrannic leader over the 20 years of his presidential term. He has become accountable for ethnic cleansing and other crimes within the country. Zuwanie soon plans on coming to the U.N. and filing his own case to the General Assembly, in his attempt to avert the charges against him.

A security threat is triggered from the U.N. building and forces everyone to be evacuated immediately. Broome returns at night to retrieve her valuables. But while doing so, she overhears a conversation regarding an assassination scheme. She flees frightened from the facility. The people planning the plot sense her presence.

The following day, Broome notices words during a discussion where she is deciphering from sentences she heard the previous night. She immediately approaches the U.N. security and tells everything she knows. The U.N. security then summon the U.S. Secret Service to investigate the incident and to make necessary security measures for the well-being of Zuwanie when he arrives to stand trial.

Tobin Keller, the investigator assigned by the U.S. Secret Service, discovers that Broome has had prior involvement with a Matoban rebel group where her parents and sibling were killed by land mines planted by Zuwanie's troops.

| 2005 | 2 hr 8 min | 6.4/10 | 62/100
Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen
Universal Pictures
Sydney Pollack
Produced By
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kevin Misher

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