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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:
Interview Works Amazingly against all Odds 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
When Pierre is looking around the apartment he stops briefly at a photo of a man and a woman. The man is Theo van Gogh - director of the original movie, and the woman is Katja Schuurman, the lead actress in the original.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Right before Pierre asks to use Katya's bathroom, she jumps onto her couch and then fixes her right shoulder strap on the top she is wearing. In the next few scenes, the strap alternates positions.See more »
Quotes:
Katya:Do you realize how many men would kill to be standing as close as you are now?
Pierre Peders:[takes out the recorder] How many?
Katya:Most.
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Movie Connections:
References "20/20" (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cowboys and AliensSee more »

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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Interview Works Amazingly against all Odds, 11 December 2007
Author: JoshtheGiant from United States

Much more interesting and better done than I expected. I'm usually not an advocate for remakes, but when they are done to honor the original film instead of to simply make money I'm all for it. This one does that and more and is the best remake since The Departed. It works for a long list of reason's, most particularly because of the performances. Buscemi is fantastic as a slime ball and always has been. This is one of his better performances of the last couple of years. He relishes in this character, and it shows. He is funny, and disturbing at the same time. Sienna Miller has been becoming a better and better actress over the last year or so. She deserved an Oscar nomination for her performance in the underrated Factory Girl last year, and deserves another one for Interview. She plays a roll similar to herself, or at least her image. Many people say this is easier, but it actually isn't. It is extremely difficult and very emotionally draining. It is rare to find a performance like this that works so well. She is stunning, and deserves better work. The style of the film is interesting. This is thanks to Buscemi's odd, and very experimental direction. Against the odds it works, and elevates the film above just strong acting. Much of the style can also be attributed to the screenplay. The dialogue and characters are expertly drawn. They also are odd, and occasionally stilted, but that's part of why they work so well. It's been a long time since such a stilted and mediocre script worked so perfectly. Even when I say all this though I must say I did have some problems. While I was consistently entertained the "message", if you will, never quite came across. It is a strong one, and should have been paid more attention too. The director of the original film was a strong advocate for free speech, and stood for many wonderful things. He was murdered in 2004 tragically for offending someone with something he said and believed. This film is obviously channeling his beliefs and I just wish it had either forgotten them, or drawn them a little better. However it still works perfectly as an entertainment, which is after all the point of movies.

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