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Sylvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) is an interpreter. She is an expert in the obscure language of Ku, a dialect of the African Matobo, her homeland. Unintentionally she overhears a talk on Ku, where the deadly plot against the country ruler was mentioned. The life of Zuwanie (Earl Cameron), Matobo's controversial ruler, is under the treat, so as Sylvia's life. Realizing she's become a target of the assassins as well, Silvia is desperate to thwart the plot... if only she can survive long enough to get someone to believe her. Secret Service agent Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) is brought in to investigate Broome's story, and it isn't long before he's convinced that she knows more than she's willing to tell. Keller has his doubts. Is Silvia a witness or is she somehow connected to the threat against the African head of state? "The Interpreter" is a cat and mouse game with a few of the involved parties appearing to change sides throughout the process. Sometimes you should pay close attention in order to keep up with the plot (you can miss a key detail being away for a tea watching this film).

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  • Eric Keenleyside
  • Sydney Pollack
  • Catherine Keener
  • Jesper Christensen
  • Yvan Attal
  • George Harris


- The truth needs no translation.

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IMDB Rating:
IMDB Votes:
UK, USA, France
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Murder, Political, Secret service, Bomb, Explosion, Twist in the end, Shot to death, Title spoken by character, Bus, Brother sister relationship

$72,708,161 (44.6%)
+ Foreign:
$90,236,762 (55.4%)
= Worldwide:
$22,822,455 (2,758 theaters, $8,275 average) % of Total Gross: 31.4%
2,814 theaters

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