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Interview -- After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist (Buscemi) is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress (Miller).

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Director:
Writers:
David Schechter (written by)
Theo van Gogh (based on the film by)
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Release Date:
10 May 2007 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everything you say can and will be used against you See more »
Plot:
After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
My evening with a celebrity See more (60 total) »

Cast

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Steve Buscemi ... Pierre Peders

Sienna Miller ... Katya

Michael Buscemi ... Robert Peders

Tara Elders ... Maggie
David Schechter ... Maitre'd

Molly Griffith ... Waitress

Elizabeth Bracco ... Woman at Restaurant
James Villemaire ... Man at Restaurant
Jackson Loo ... Fan at Restaurant

Craig muMs Grant ... Cab Driver (as muMs)
Doc Dougherty ... Truck Driver

Donna Hanover ... Commentator

Wayne Wilcox ... Hunky Actor
Danny Schechter ... Political Pundit
Philippe Vonlanthen ... Autograph Seeker #1

Yan Xi ... Autograph Seeker #2
Steve Sands ... Paparazzi
Craig Grant ... Paparazzi
JoJo Whilden ... Paparazzi

James Franco ... Boyfriend on Phone (voice)

Katja Schuurman ... Lady in the Limo

Directed by
Steve Buscemi 
 
Writing credits
David Schechter (written by)

Theo van Gogh (based on the film by)

Theodor Holman (screenplay)

Hans Teeuwen (idea)

Steve Buscemi  screenplay

Produced by
Alan Delsman .... associate producer
Barbara Delsman .... associate producer
Ellen Havenith .... associate producer
Pim Hermeling .... co-executive producer
Scott Hornbacher .... producer
Mark Kamine .... line producer
Nanette Lepore .... co-executive producer
Al Miller .... co-executive producer
Harry Pappas .... associate producer
Michael Paszt .... associate producer
Bob Savage .... co-executive producer
Nicolas Stiliadis .... executive producer (as Nick Stiliadis)
Gijs van de Westelaken .... producer
Ellen Verbeek .... co-producer
Bruce Weiss .... producer
Boyd Willat .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Evan Lurie 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Kist 
 
Film Editing by
Kate Williams 
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
 
Production Design by
Loren Weeks 
 
Set Decoration by
Christina K. Tonkin 
 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell 
 
Makeup Department
Julia Brusilovsky .... additional hair stylist
Julia Brusilovsky .... additional makeup artist
Maya Hardinge .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ellen Havenith .... production supervisor
Mark Kamine .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Herrmann .... first assistant director
Doesjka van Hoogdalem .... assistant director
Michael L. Walker .... key second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pastor Alvarado III .... property master
Paul Pitalo .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Travis Call .... audio post supervisor
Allen Lau .... assistant sound editor
Cory Melious .... foley recordist
Lucas Nalepinski .... sound assistant
Mary Ellen Porto .... supervising sound editor
Esther Regelson .... dialogue editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rashad Clinton .... grip
Autumn Eakin .... first assistant camera
Nicole Emmons .... electrician
Kris Enos .... first assistant camera
Darren Frohlich .... gaffer
Anthony Gamiello .... key grip
Emile Groenewoud .... gaffer
Adam Lukens .... additional electrician
Brian Smith .... additional electrician
Martijn van Beenen .... camera operator
Kevin Vincent .... best boy electric
Menke Visser .... camera operator
Matthew Walker .... rigging gaffer
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Casey Wooden .... additional electrician
 
Casting Department
Deanna Gallucio .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Chaney .... wardrobe supervisor
Virginia Cook .... assistant costume designer
Jackie Freeman .... additional costumer
 
Editorial Department
Alexandra Keddeman .... post-production
Stanley Kolk .... on-line editor
Léon Verkade .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Lynn Geller .... music supervisor
Marvin Pontiac .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Joe Belschner .... balloon operator
Shannon Causey .... location manager
John Joshua Clayton .... business operations
Anne Marie Dentici .... production assistant
Charlie Dibe .... assistant production coordinator
Lindsay Feldman .... production coordinator
Kyle Gilman .... title designer
Elizabeth Hannah .... intern: pre-production
Doesjka van Hoogdalem .... creative consultant
Christopher Johnston .... location manager
Kevin Pazmino .... key production assistant
Deidre Schrowang .... production accountant
Robert L. Seigel .... legal services (as Esq. Robert L. Seigel)
Adam VanWagner .... office production assistant
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive
Anne Bergstedt Jordanova .... stand-in: Sienna Miller (uncredited)
Tim Wilson .... stand-in: Steve Buscemi (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert Altman .... love and thanks
Alexis Bittar .... thanks
Cindy DiPrima .... thanks (as Cindy Di Prima)
Linda Emond .... special thanks
Amy Felmeister .... thanks
Suzanne Fiol .... special thanks
Isa Freeling .... special thanks
Carlos Gauchos .... thanks
Theo van Gogh .... dedicatee (as Theo)
Jeanine Hage .... special thanks
Ruud Huisman .... special thanks
Bert Janssens .... special thanks
Nanette Lepore .... thanks
Scott Melrose .... special thanks
Faraone Mennella .... thanks
Merel Notten .... special thanks
Mauri Pioppo .... thanks
Scott Pugh .... thanks
Chad Reddel .... thanks
George Sheanshang .... special thanks
Patricia Spuijbroek .... special thanks
Lee Stollman .... special thanks
Jade Trau .... thanks
Aida Turturro .... special thanks
Lennart Van Der Meijlen .... special thanks
John Ventimiglia .... special thanks
Nicole Vicius .... special thanks
Jessica Weiss .... special thanks
Kathleen Williams .... thanks
Susan Wright .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use
Runtime:
84 min
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Trivia:
Actress Tara Elders worked previously with Theo van Gogh (whose film this is a remake of) various times. However, she wasn't in the original Theo van Gogh film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning, as Pierre leaves the hospital to meet with Katya he calls a cab. At this point we see his shirt is out and over his trousers. But at the hospital it is tucked in. And at the restaurant it is again tucked in. As Pierre leaves the loft his shirt is out of his pants as it it should be.See more »
Quotes:
Katya:Do you like fishnet stockings, Pierre? Wait. Let me rephrase. Why do you think it is that men like fishnet stockings so much?
Pierre Peders:They look good on women.
Katya:Fishnet stockings are a net, and the woman is imprisoned in this net like a fish. Do you get it?
Pierre Peders:Yeah, and what about high heels?
Katya:Well, high heels make walking very, very difficult. So you see, nothing would be more attractive to a man than a woman wearing fishnet stockings and high heels because she has trouble walking and she's imprisoned within this net and therefore he thinks she's easy prey. I know everything.
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References Basic Instinct (1992)See more »
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61 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
My evening with a celebrity, 14 July 2007
Author: Tony43 from Los Angeles

"Interview" is something of an old fashioned two character drama updated to cover questions about just how much of the information we get in today's media saturated world can be trusted.

The plot is simple. News magazine writer Pierre, who in his salad days was a top political reporter, has fallen from grace and is now lucky to pick up celebrity profile interviews. One night in New York he is assigned to interview a beautiful actress known for B movie horror films and highly sexed cable TV fare of the "Sex in the City" variety. Her only real claim to fame seems to be that she underwent a breast reduction operation, getting her implants removed.

Through a fluke what starts off as an interview so disastrous that both want to immediately end it, turns into an all night affair when he bumps his head in a fender bender accident outside the restaurant where they meet. Rather than going their separate ways, they wind up going to her spacious loft where they spend the next few hours bobbing and weaving around each other like a pair of good middle weight boxers. And over the course of the evening, we learn quite a bit about both of them, or so we think.

Steve Buscemi, who also directed, gets good marks for his acting, but even better for his work helming this story. He keeps it moving along with such energy and such conviction that one hardly notices that this is a two character set piece probably better suited to the theater and a small theater at that.

The real revelation for me, though, was Sienna Miller, who I had never seen before and know virtually nothing about. She sparkles as the under appreciated sex symbol who goes along with that game because it has made her rich and famous. But there would appear to be a lot more to her than meets the eye, and luckily for us, she is not played as the clichéd dumb blonde with a heart of gold Hollywood usually trucks out in this kind of story. Miller's character is smart, at times highly manipulative, and more than able to handle herself in a verbal street fight.

Whether in real life any actress, much less any journalist, would reveal their deepest secrets to a total stranger is highly questionable. But then part of the plothere is that we never quite know how much of what they say is the truth, and how much is manufactured. This is very much a story about how the media and celebrities use each other to attain their own ends.

So what we come out with in the end is people who are smarter than they seem, but maybe a little less ethical than we would like them to be. And first and foremost in that category is the journalist, who we come to realize is not only capable of stretching the truth when it suits his needs, but also of betraying confidences if that will further his career.

Miller's character is less easily defined, though, and some of that may be the script's fault, or some of that may be by design. There is a spot near the end of the film in which Miller's character clearly puts the mask back on. She re-establishes the wall between movie star and the member of the press who is there to interview her, nothing more.

What that says is that most of, maybe all of, what happened on this unusual night was an illusion. Was it just the under appreciated actress proving she was much better at her craft than people thought? Was it a girl pigeon holed as a bimbo proving she was just as smart as the condescending intellectual reluctantly interviewing her? We never quite know in the end and that may be "interview's" one failure, because in the end, we really want to like the actress. We're just not sure if we do.

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