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Not Heidi

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Sat May 11, 2024, 04:46 AM May 11

The Interpreter (2005)

Sydney Pollack's last film.
Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn

I didn't know what to expect, but it was Sydney Pollock who sold me. I don't watch many thrillers; this is the first one since The Silence of the Lambs that had me literally holding my breath.

Silvia Broome is a dual citizen of fictional Matobo (in Southern Africa) and the United States. She works at the United Nations, translating the Matoban language of Ku to English.

The president of Matobo was once revered but is now a tyrant whose rule has devolved into ethnic cleansing. At the UN, Silvia happens to overhear a portion of a whispered conversation indicating that the president will be assassinated when he addresses the UN General Assembly.

The US Secret Service is assigned to protect Silvia. Sean Penn and Catherine Keener lead the detail.

I'm going to stop there, because 1. I don't want to give away anything and 2. I don't know how to write a decent plot summary. But I can recommend this film. It is really good.

The film contains gun violence and lethal explosives.

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The Interpreter (2005) (Original Post) Not Heidi May 11 OP
Yes this is a good movie. I love thrillers. Irish_Dem May 11 #1
Where is it streaming? bif May 11 #2
Oops - Netflix. Not Heidi May 11 #3
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