The Interpreter


1h 58m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Escalating events begin when African-born U.N. translator Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant,

Film Details

Also Known As
Interpreter, Tolken
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Africa; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

Escalating events begin when African-born U.N. translator Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant, Silvia's life is turned upside down as she becomes a hunted target of the killers. Placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller, Silvia's world only grows more nightmarish. As Keller digs deeper into his eyewitnesses' past and her secretive world of global connections, the more suspicious he becomes that she herself might be involved in the conspiracy. With every step of the way, he finds more reasons to mistrust her. Is Sylvia a victim? A suspect? Or something else entirely? And can Tobin, coping with his own personal heartache, keep her safe? Though they must depend on one another, Silvia and Tobin couldn't be more different. Silvia's strengths are words, diplomacy and the subtleties of meaning, while Tobin is all about instinct, action and reading into the most primal human behaviors. Now, as the danger of a major assassination on U.S. soil grows and Silvia's life hangs in the balance, Silvia and Tobin play out a gripping dance of evasion and revelation that keeps them both guessing as they race to stop a terrifying international crisis before it's too late.

Crew

Pam Aaron

Set Costumer

Joe Abbotecola

Grip

George Acogny

Song

Carlos A. Acosta

Location Assistant

Gordon Adams

Prosthetics

Valerie Adamson

Assistant

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Rand Angelicola

Scenic Artist

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Michael Rocha Antunes

Production Assistant

Phillip Rocha Antunes

Art Assistant

Jessica Archer

Location Coordinator

Marcy Armory

Best Boy Grip

Robyn Aronstam

Script Supervisor

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Joann Atwood

On-Set Dresser

Michael Babcock

Sound Effects Editor

Chet Badalato

Trainer

Katie Bailey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Antony Baldasare

Assistant Property Master

Tamara Bally

Production Accountant

Patricia Bases

Scenic Artist

Benjamin Beardwood

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Thad Beier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Belcher

Camera Operator

Kirsten Braten Berg

Song Performer

Peter Betulia

Grip

Tim Bevan

Producer

Jim Boniece

Key Rigging Grip

Eric Borja

Office Production Assistant

Greg Ten Bosch

Assistant Sound Editor

Phil Bray

Photography

Benjamin Brown

Set Production Assistant

G Mac Brown

Executive Producer

Laurie Buehler

Seamstress Supervisor

Laurie Buehler

Tailor

Ferdi Burger

Assistant Director

Susan Burig

Graphic Designer

Dennis Burstein

Stand-In

Diana E Burton

Property Master

Niabi Caldwell

Stunts

Stephen Caldwell

Scenic Artist

Michael Cambria

Assistant Camera

Paul Candrilli

Grip

Jeff Caron

Location Assistant

Karen Cattini

Assistant

Liza Chasin

Coproducer

Yongxi Chen

Scenic Artist

Paul Cheponis

Assistant Set Decorator

Andrew Cheung

Grip

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

Amiee Clark

Art Department Coordinator

Wendy Cohen

Rights & Clearances

Peter Colavito

Electrician

Rita Colimon

Office Production Assistant

Jane Cordon

Production Accountant

Kathy Cossu

Medic

Joao Costa

Photography

Lars Cox

Assistant Camera

John Coxon

Greensman

Gina M Crane

Product Placement

Carol Cuddy

Unit Production Manager

Thomas Dadras

Digital Effects Artist

Payal Dani

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Davidson

Key Grip

Christopher Deangelis

Dga Trainee

Angel Deangelis Haiko

Hair

Christopher Deblau

Electrician

John Deblau

Gaffer

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Michael Degtjarewsky

Digital Effects Artist

Roberto Dejesus

Production Assistant

Philip Derise

Production Secretary

Amy V Dewhurst

Set Production Assistant

Felice Diamond

Makeup Artist

Patricia Kerrigan Dicerto

Casting Associate

Chloe Dorigan

Assistant

Joe Dorn

Adr Editor

Dianne Dreyer

Script Supervisor

Peter Dunbar

On-Set Dresser

Caroline Duncan

Production Assistant

David Dunlap

Dp/Cinematographer

David Dunlap

Director Of Photography

Nick Dunn

Transportation Coordinator

Kate Edwards

Costume Supervisor

Sarah Edwards

Costume Designer

Michelle Eisenreich

Visual Effects Producer

Said El-gheithy

Dialogue Coach

Jennifer Euston

Casting Associate

John Fagan

Helicopter Pilot

Robert Falcone

Electrician

Jon Farhat

Visual Effects Supervisor

Eric Fellner

Producer

Mike Fergurson

Medic

Andrew Fiero

Set Production Assistant

Carmen Flores De Tanis

Assistant Sound Editor

Chris Flynn

Digital Effects Artist

Isilda Fonseca

Caterer

Nuno Fonseca

Caterer

Wayne Foreman

Caterer

Scott Frank

Screenplay

Jason Fritz

Office Production Assistant

Evan Gabriele

Location Assistant

Sara Gagliardi

Accountant

Jessica Gallavan

Adr Supervisor

Sue Gandy

Assistant Costume Designer

Joe Gareri

Visual Effects Producer

Lee Genick

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Giffoni

Digital Effects Artist

Harvey Goldberg

On-Set Dresser

Lisa Goldberg

Visual Effects Producer

Vania Gomez

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gilbert Gonzales

Digital Effects Artist

Damon Gordon

Assistant Location Manager

Mich Gordon

Greensman

Dylan Goss

Aerial Director Of Photography

Tracy Gossett

Assistant

W Steven Graham

Art Director

Patricia Grande

Hair Stylist

Richard Grant

Music Engineer

Eric J Green

Production Assistant

Roman Greller

On-Set Dresser

Joseph Grimaldi

Best Boy Electric

Zack Grobler

Art Director

Banner Gwin

Production Assistant

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Stephen Hagen

Assistant Director

Mark Hagerman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Melissa Haley

Costume Department

Mike Harrell

Props Assistant

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Gai Harvison-petzer

Production Accountant

Ruth Hasty

Post-Production Supervisor

Debra Hayward

Coproducer

Maureen Healy

Digital Effects Artist

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Scott Hecker

Supervising Sound Editor

Alisa Hensley-lane

Stunts

Don J Hewitt

Stunts

Jery Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Alexandra Hill

Music Coordinator

James T. Hill

Music Scoring Mixer

James T. Hill

Score Recording

Gershon F. Hinkson

Assistant Editor

Beverly House

Makeup Artist

James Newton Howard

Music

James Newton Howard

Original Music

Jurgen Human

Boom Operator

Patrick D. Hurd

Visual Effects

Doug Huszti

Assistant Art Director

Jon Hutman

Production Designer

Sydney Huynh

Set Decorator

Aliza James

Assistant

Chris Jenkins

Sound Mixer

Roberto Jimenez

Electrician

Jack Johnson

Song

Jack Johnson

Song Performer

John R Johnson

Foreman

Nils Johnson

Video Assist/Playback

Tom Johnson

Grip

Dagmar Aller Jonasdottir

Song Performer

Adam Jones

Scenic Artist

Justin Jones

Digital Effects Artist

Tudor Jones

Assistant Director

Jason Joseph

Assistant Editor

Jennifer Josephs

Assistant Costume Designer

Mark Joubert

Set Decorator

Judy Juracek

Scenic Artist

John Kasarda

Assistant Art Director

Michael Kennedy

Visual Effects Producer

Ntana Key

Colorist

Darius Khondji

Director Of Photography

Darius Khondji

Dp/Cinematographer

Hinju Kim

Assistant Art Director

Santena Jenaris King

Accounting Assistant

Laurel Klick

Digital Effects Artist

Marion Kolsby

Assistant Art Director

Peter Koola

Electrician

Zbigniew Kouros

Best Boy Grip

Gene Kozicki

Digital Effects

Donald A Kozma

Makeup

Hugh Landwehr

Assistant Art Director

Charles Lane

Consultant

Kirsten Lane

Consultant

Brett Lavinthal

Associate Editor

James D Lee

Location Manager

Troy Lee

Assistant Camera

Iris H. Lemos

Set Costumer

Reza Levy

Costume Supervisor

Ellen Lewis

Casting

James Likowski

Foley Editor

Mitch Lillian

Key Grip

Ingo Loibenbock

Greensman

Jeff Lomaglio

Grip

Ana Lombardo

Props Assistant

Lori A. Lopes

Accountant

Martin Lourens

Special Effects Technician

Nico Louw

Sound Mixer

Lyle Lovett

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Interpreter, Tolken
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Africa; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener) by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Released in United States Spring April 22, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 4, 2005

Released in United States 2005

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Opening Night) April 19 - May 1, 2005.

First movie ever to be shot on location at the United Nations.

Released in United States Spring April 22, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 4, 2005

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Opening Night) April 19 - May 1, 2005.)