2009   USA, Germany, UK The International
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Director:Tom Tykwer
Studio:Relativity Media
Writer:Eric Singer
IMDb Rating:6.6 (36,368 votes)
Awards:1 nomination
Genre:Drama, Thriller
Duration:118 min
Tom Tykwer  ...  (Director)
Eric Singer  ...  (Writer)
Clive Owen  ...  Louis Salinger
Naomi Watts  ...  Eleanor Whitman
Armin Mueller-Stahl  ...  Wilhelm Wexler
Ulrich Thomsen  ...  Jonas Skarssen
Brian F. O'Byrne  ...  The Consultant
Michel Voletti  ...  Viktor Haas
Patrick Baladi  ...  Martin White
Jay Villiers  ...  Francis Ehames
Fabrice Scott  ...  Nicholai Yeshinski
Haluk Bilginer  ...  Ahmet Sunay
Luca Barbareschi  ...  Umberto Calvini (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
Alessandro Fabrizi  ...  Inspector Alberto Cerutti
Felix Solis  ...  Detective Iggy Ornelas
Jack McGee  ...  Detective Bernie Ward
Nilaja Sun  ...  Detective Gloria Hubbard
Brían F. O'Byrne  ...  The Consultant
Frank Griebe  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: I guess I'm not smart enough to get this film. I was enjoying it quite a bit until the final act. Then I got lost. I wasn't sure any more who were the bad guys and who were the good guys. And then it just ended, completely wiping out any interest that had built up. It's got a great cast and all the acting is very good. I enjoyed Clive and Naomi a lot. Everybody mentions the big shootout in the Guggenheim as a high point. It must have taken more than half the budget of the film. I can't tell you if it was worth it because shootouts are always totally and completely stupid so I fast-forwarded through it.

Summary: In The International, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman's investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing - even murder - to continue financing terror and war.

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