The Interpreter (Blu-ray) PG-13

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: November 13, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Director Sydney Pollack
    • Alternate Ending
    • 3 Deleted Scenes
    • Sydney Pollack at Work: From Concept to Cutting Room
    • Interpreting Pan & Scan vs. Widescreen
    • The Ultimate Movie Set: The United Nations
    • A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio
    • Subtitles - English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
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The first film ever to be shot inside the United Nations is a hot-button political thriller with a sharp, timely sting...
Rolling Stone
May 5, 2005
Despite a script that at times seems a little too pretentious, The Interpreter benefits from strong work by Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn and a great sequence that is as tense as any in recent memory. Full Review
Bowling Green Daily News
Nov 18, 2019
Penn is terrific in his low-key doggedness.
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2006
Now we know actors are just that, but it's a little hard to suspend disbelief and buy Sean as a government agent out to foil an assassination plot, when just a few months ago he was out to assassinate Richard Nixon on screen.
Long Island Press
Jun 2, 2007
Among its many accomplishments, this capacious and worldly drama directed by Sydney Pollack is a serious invitation -- a mature filmmaker's exhortation, really -- for Americans to engage globally...
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 29, 2005
This is largely a competent, successful thriller, but observing global politics from this perspective is an uncomfortable, frustrating experience. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
The film's themes are disappointingly vague and unspecific, built around a fictitious African country that stands for anywhere -- and consequently nowhere.
AV Club
Sep 26, 2005

Product Description:

Director Sidney Pollack's diverse career sees him returning to familiar ground with THE INTERPRETER. Crafted from the same mould that saw Pollack produce the superlative political thriller THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1975), Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn star in a film riddled with subterfuge, recriminations, and deadly secrets. Kidman plays Silvia Broome, an interpreter who works at the UN in New York City. One night, while collecting a bag she has left behind in the building, Silvia overhears a whispered conversation in which an assassination attempt on a redoubtable African leader, named Zuwanie (Earl Cameron), is planned during his future visit to the UN. Secret service agent Tobin Keller (Penn) is assigned to provide security for Zuwanie on the forthcoming trip, and conducts an investigation when Silvia explains what she has heard. He quickly discovers that Silvia has a lengthy, troubled past as a citizen from the same country as Zuwanie, and immediately doubts her story. A series of frantic, fast-paced set pieces ensue, with Pollack beautifully capturing the architectural wonder of the UN, and staging some breathtaking scenes all over the city.

Much has been made of THE INTERPRETER'S status as the first film to be shot inside the UN, and it's to Pollack's credit that he wasn't overawed by such a prospect. Making full use of the building, the director highlights the hustle and bustle of a typical day at the UN, while also shooting eerily silent late night scenes among the famous halls and corridors. As Pollack piles on the tension, Penn and Kidman deliver exemplary performances alongside a prodigious supporting cast, who do justice to an intelligently written plot designed to keep viewers guessing right up until the final moments of the film.

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  • UPC: 738329233914
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