The Interview


1h 44m 1995

Brief Synopsis

When Father Stephen Lewis--the chief opponent of a land reclamation bill that threatens the existence of a remote province--inexplicably goes into retreat just days before the assembly will decide on the bill, an obsessive American reporter for a Rio newspaper determines to track him down for an exc

Film Details

Also Known As
Interview, Jenipapo
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Alter Image Inc; Cdi Productions; Fotokem Film & Video; Looking Glass Studios; Polaroid; Soundelux
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bahia, Brazil

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

When Father Stephen Lewis--the chief opponent of a land reclamation bill that threatens the existence of a remote province--inexplicably goes into retreat just days before the assembly will decide on the bill, an obsessive American reporter for a Rio newspaper determines to track him down for an exclusive interview.

Cast

Henry Czerny

Michael Coleman

Patrick Bauchau

Father Stephen Lewis

Marilia Pera

Renata

Miguel Lunardi

Carlos Reis

Ana Beatriz Nogueira

Marcia

Julia Lemmertz

Julia

Daniel Dantas

Alfredo

Jackson Costa

Orlando

Rivaldo Rio

Landless Man

Rony Cacio

Landless Man

Jorge Washington

Auctioneer

Marcio Meirelles

First Bid; Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Valdineia Soriano

Vitorio

Cristovao Dasilva

Deaf Mute

Richard Bach

Reporter

Suzana Matta

Church Employee

Arlete Dias

Church Employee

Otavio Muller

Edmar

Aloisio Deabreu

Tribune Reporter

Michele Matalon

Tribune Reporter

John Crook

Tribune Reporter

Sergio Maciel

Photo Editor

Luzia Mayer

Silvia

Marilia Gabriela

Talk Show Host

Otavio Augusto

Mattar

Andre Hack

Musician

Isabela Passaroto

Musician

Joao Menezes Filho

Musician

Luis Carlos Hack

Musician

Luciana Souza

Woman In The Road

Caco Monteiro

Man In The Road

Giovane Lucchini

Lieutenant

Virginia Rodrigues

Church Soloist

Tania Toko

Cafe Waitress

Rejane Maya

Woman At Donation Fair

Luis Melo

Jose Rubens Chacha

"Christ" Friend

Flavio Santiago

Congressman No 1

Carlos Petrovich

Colonel

Ovideo Abreu

Speaker Of The House

Paschoal Villaboim

Congressman No 2

Anatavio Oliveira

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Auristela Sa

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Cacia Vale

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Edinaldo Muniz

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Edvana Carvalho

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Jeremias Mendes

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Jubiraci Machado

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Lazaro Machado

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Lazaro Ramos

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Merry Batista

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Nauro Neves

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Nildes Vieira

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Sergio Amorim

Performer (Olodum Theater Company)

Crew

Michael Adler

Special Thanks (Los Angeles)

Nena Alvarenga

Assistant Art Director

Jorge Alves

2nd Assistant Camera

Audicom Assessoria

Accountant

Monica Azambuja

Other

Joaquim Azevedo

Key Grip

Angela Leite Barbosa

Special Thanks

Guilherme Barcellos

Adr Group

Bruno Barreto

Special Thanks (Los Angeles)

Magda Batista

Other

Jennifer C. Bell

Assistant (Insert Unit)

Lenise Bent

Foley Recorder

Antonio Bernardo

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Federica Lanz Boccardo

Special Thanks

Fabio Bruno

Production Assistant

Clovis Bueno

Production Designer

Mario Fernando Canivello

Special Thanks

Willames Cardoso

Runner

Scott Carleton

Special Thanks (Propaganda Films--Los Angeles)

Herberto Carnide

Legal Consultant

Edward C Carr

Re-Recording Mixer

Jayme Carvalho

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Augosto Case

Production Manager

Bia Castro

Production Manager

John Chalfant

Sound Effects Editor

Sergio Chaves

Propmaster

Antonio Cicero

Other

Tim Clawson

Special Thanks (Propaganda Films--Los Angeles)

Mario Costa

Adr Group

Rich Costey

Music Engineer

Christiane Musse D'afonseca

Caterer (Sao Goncalo)

Guilherme Pedreira D'afonseca

Caterer (Sao Goncalo)

Lia D'afonseca

Special Thanks (Bahia)

Almir Mendes Dacruz

Accountant

Julio Dahora

Grip

Luciana Dajusta

Still Photographer

Olivio Delima Filho

Grip

Carlos Alberto Dematos

Special Thanks

Paulo Detarso

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Nelson Drucker

Special Thanks

Brian Fanelli

Assistant

Miguel Faria

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Pedro Farkas

Director Of Photography

Pedro Farkas

Special Thanks

Bruno Fernandes

1st Assistant Director

Isabella Fernandes

1st Assistant Camera

Julita Ferraz

Special Thanks (Bahia)

Otavio Ferraz

Production Assistant

Maria Helena Ferreira

Wardrobe

Marcio Figeiredo

Accountant

Mariza Figueiredo

Unit Production Manager

Jose Fortes

Special Thanks

Marcos Franca

Stage Manager

Lula Leite Franco

Production Manager

Cica Freitas

Accountant

Andre Gardenberg

Special Thanks

Monique Gardenberg

From Story

Monique Gardenberg

Screenwriter

Sonia Pedreira Gardenberg

Special Thanks

Sylvia Gardenberg

Executive Producer

Philip Glass

Special Thanks

Philip Glass

Music; Music ("Ignorant Sky")

Silvana Godinho

Production Assistant

Andy Goldberg

Adr Coordinator

Steve Golin

Special Thanks (Propaganda Films--Los Angeles)

Abel Gomes

Special Thanks

Carlos K Goodman

Legal Consultant

Nizan Guanaes

Special Thanks

Olivia Guimaraes

1st Assistant Director

Olivia Guimaraes

Casting

Lianne Halfon

Special Thanks (Los Angeles)

Vera Hamburger

Art Director

Ken Hardy

Special Thanks (Los Angeles)

Carolyn Hennesy

Adr Group

Monette Holderer

Foley Artist

Ze Horacio

Generator Operator

Jose Luiz Joels

Special Thanks

Francisco Jorginho

Driver

Tadeu Jungle

Special Thanks

Ricardo Karam

Assistant Art Director

Ivone Kassu

Special Thanks

Paula Lavigne

Special Thanks

Guilherme Leme

Special Thanks

Marina Lima

Special Thanks

Goia Lopes

Special Thanks (Bahia)

Fernanda Luz

Script Supervisor

Doug Madick

Foley Artist

Marurice Marcao

Driver

Leila Maria

Other

Carlos Martins

Special Thanks

Michele Matalon

Special Thanks

Maria Lucia Mattos

Hair And Make-Up

Shelton Mcdonald

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Marcio Meirelles

Artistic Director (Olodum Theater Company)

Roger Mendonca

Driver

Paul Menichini

Sound Designer

Paul Menichini

Sound Effects Editor

Matias Mercier

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

David Clayton Miller

Assistant (To Alan Poul)

Paulo Miranda

Electrician

Claudia Modesto

Special Thanks

Burt Montenegro

Adr Group

Katia Moraes

Adr Group

Tuca Morais

2nd Camera Operator

Tuca Morais

Video Operator

Angela Moreira Ribeiro

Special Thanks

Tadeu Moreira Ribeiro

Special Thanks

Robert Morgenroth

Video

Kurt Munkacsi

Music Producer

Rita Murtinho

Costume Designer

Paula Nazareth

Other

Bruce Nazarian

Supervising Sound Editor

Jeffrey Neale

Special Thanks

Cica Castro Neves

Production Assistant

Pedro Nin

Other

Cyrus Nowrasteh

Screenwriter

Rick Partlow

Foley Artist

Dennis Patterson

Re-Recording Mixer

Edu Paungarten

Special Effects

Anibal Abubaki Pedreira

Caterer (Sao Goncalo)

Cristina Pierotti

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Alan Poul

Producer

Franklin Poul

Special Thanks

Shirley Poul

Special Thanks

Gualter Pupo

Storyboards

Dan Rae

Editor

Eric Redlinger

Assistant

Ivan Ribeiro

Special Thanksk

Luiza Maria Ferraz Ribeiro

Special Thanks (Bahia)

Michael Riesman

Music Conductor

Monica Rochlin

Assistant Art Director

Marcia Rubin

Movement Consultant

Jorge Saldanho

Sound

Bia Salgado

Assistant Costume Designer

Ines Salgado

Assistant Costume Designer

Sebastiao Sampaio

Driver

Joaquim Santana

Boom Operator

Diana Seel

Assistant Editor

Diana Seel

Post-Production Supervisor

Guilherme Serkin

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Robert Sharman

Video Coordinator (Insert Unit)

Paola Siqueira

2nd Assistant Director

Sidney Sirelio

Driver

George Skalkogiannis

Special Thanks

Paulo Souza

Gaffer

Ricardo Souza

Driver

Scott Steele

Director Of Photography (Insert Unit)

Sallye Stotberry

Foley Artist

Flavio R Tambellini

Producer

Fabio Trevizan

Production Assistant

Roberto Trotti

Runner

Robert Troy

Dialogue

Robert Troy

Adr Editor

Robert Troy

Screenplay

Joao Augusto Valente

Special Thanks (Sao Paulo)

Toni Vanzolini

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Suzanne Vega

Song Performer ("Ignorant Sky")

Caetano Veloso

Special Thanks

Luis Augusto Veloso

Special Thanks (Rio De Janeiro)

Enio Vergeiro

Special Thanks (Sao Paulo)

Jeff Wannberg

Sound Effects Supervisor

Richard Weingart

Adr Recordist

Chuck Winston

Color Timer

Lamce Wiseman

Dialogue

Lamce Wiseman

Adr Editor

Lamce Wiseman

Screenplay

Helio Xerem

Electrician

Fernando Zarif

Special Thanks

Fernando Zarif

Titles Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
Interview, Jenipapo
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Alter Image Inc; Cdi Productions; Fotokem Film & Video; Looking Glass Studios; Polaroid; Soundelux
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bahia, Brazil

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (First Cinema) September 7-16, 1995.

The character of Orlando was inspired by Orlando Canuto, director of the Rio Maria Rural Workers Union in Para, north of Brazil. His father Joao, president of the Union, was brutally murdered in 1985 after numerous threats and a refusal of police protection. No one was charged with the murder. In 1990 Orlando and his two brothers were kidnapped and both brothers were killed. The picture of Orlando's brothers in the film is of the real Canuto brothers' bodies. All other events and characters in the film are fictional.

Began shooting December 1994.

Completed shooting January 1995.

The title "Jenipapo" derives from the name of a sweet, though potent, liquer from Bahia.

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (First Cinema) September 7-16, 1995.)