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The International -- Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) pool their resources in an attempt to break up an international arms dealing ring financed by a high-profile bank.
The International -- Opening 5 minutes of the film
The International -- Press conference with the cast and crew of The International at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
The International -- Director Tom Tykwer contrasts similarities to characters in The International and Run Lola Run during the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
The International -- Director Tom Tykwer discusses how the world financial crisis is related to the film during the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.

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Writer (WGA):
Eric Warren Singer (written by)
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Release Date:
13 February 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays. See more »
Plot:
An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Exquisitely shot but problematic See more (187 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Clive Owen ... Louis Salinger

Naomi Watts ... Eleanor Whitman

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Wilhelm Wexler

Ulrich Thomsen ... Jonas Skarssen

Brían F. O'Byrne ... The Consultant
Michel Voletti ... Viktor Haas

Patrick Baladi ... Martin White
Jay Villiers ... Francis Ehames
Fabrice Scott ... Nicolai 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
Steven Randazzo ... Al Moody

Tibor Feldman ... Dr. Isaacson

James Rebhorn ... New York D.A.

Remy Auberjonois ... Sam Purvitz

Ty Jones ... Eli Cassel

Ian Burfield ... Thomas Schumer
Peter Jordan ... Berlin Doctor
Axel Milberg ... Klaus Diemer

Thomas Morris ... Chief Inspector Reinhard Schmidt
Oliver Trautwein ... Dietmar Berghoff
Luigi Di Fiore ... Carabinieri Captain
Verena Schonlau ... I.B.B.C. Secretary (White)
Laurent Spielvogel ... Commissioner Villon
Marita Hueber ... Woman in Knit Cap

Giorgio Lupano ... Milan Sniper

Loris Loddi ... Calvini's Chief of Staff
Natalia Magni ... 1st Speaker / Politico
Dino Conti ... Café Barista (as Emilio Dino Conti)

Lucian Msamati ... General Charles Motomba
Benjamin Wandschneider ... Cassian Skarssen
Alessandro Quattro ... Milan Airport Security
Marco Gambino ... Calvini Lawyer

Matt Patresi ... Calvini Defense Security Chief
Tristana Moore ... World News Reporter
Naomi Krauss ... I.B.B.C. Secretary (Skarssen)
Franco Trevisi ... Italian Gentleman
Antonio Santoro ... Lab Technician
Hakan Boyav ... Attendant / Bodyguard Sunay

Luca Calvani ... Enzo Calvini
Gerolamo Fancellu ... Mario Calvini

Ben Whishaw ... Rene Antall
Sedat Mert ... Bodyguard Sunay
Tevfik Polat ... Bodyguard Sunay

Darren Pettie ... Elliot Whitman
Mike Braun ... Hitman
Michael Bornhütter ... Hitman (as Michael Bornhuetter)
Heiko Kiesow ... Hitman
Markus Pütterich ... Hitman (as Markus Puetterich)
Ronnie Paul ... Hitman
Gerd Grzesczak ... Hitman
Piet Paes ... Hitman
Sigo Heinisch ... Hitman
Georges Bigot ... André Clement

Eric Warren Singer ... Cashier
Federico Pacifici ... Man in a Green Fedora
Brad Holbrook ... TV Reporter
Jon DeVries ... New York Mayor

Chris Henry Coffey ... Museum Visitor

Alex Cranmer ... Museum Visitor
Robert Salerno ... Little Boy Whitman

Nicole Shalhoub ... Witness
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Aloi ... Museum Visitor (uncredited)
Anders Bramsen ... Guggenheim Visitor (uncredited)
Logan Crawford ... Reporter (uncredited)
Joel Cross ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Elli ... Rabbi Elli (uncredited)
Mayil Georgi ... Hotel lady (uncredited)

Natalie Gold ... Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)

Takako Haywood ... Gunshot Victim (uncredited)
Lars Joermann ... Solicitor (uncredited)

Steven J. Klaszky ... Museum Visitor #3 (uncredited)
Amy Kwolek ... Samantha Salinger (uncredited)

Lidia Napoli ... Girl (uncredited)

Thelma O'Leary ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)

Izzy Palmieri ... Little Girl Whitman (uncredited)
Christa Pasch ... Scarcon's Wife (uncredited)

Roberta Potrich ... Girl in the bar (uncredited)
Jihane Tamri ... Airport worker (uncredited)

Paul Darren Varricchio ... Tourist (uncredited)
Nicolas Walier ... Visitor Guggenheim Museum (uncredited)

Ricky Watson ... Guggenheim Museum Visitor (uncredited)

Yusuke Yamazaki ... Guggenheim Visitor (uncredited)
Alexander Yassin ... Guggenheim Museum Visitor (uncredited)
Özcan Özdemir ... Boy in the bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Tykwer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Eric Warren Singer (written by)

Produced by
Gloria Fan .... co-producer
Christoph Fisser .... co-producer
Alan Glazer .... executive producer (as Alan G. Glazer)
Ryan Kavanaugh .... executive producer
Henning Molfenter .... co-producer
Lloyd Phillips .... producer
Charles Roven .... producer
Richard Suckle .... producer
Charlie Woebcken .... co-producer (as Carl L. Woebcken)
 
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil 
Johnny Klimek 
Tom Tykwer 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Griebe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mathilde Bonnefoy 
 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Uli Hanisch 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Horton 
Kai Koch (supervising art director) (as Kai Karla Koch)
Luca Tranchino 
Jennifer Santucci (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Simon-Julien Boucherie  (as Simon Boucherie)
 
Costume Design by
Ngila Dickson 
 
Makeup Department
Fulvia Bartoli .... makeup artist: Milan
Anita Brolly .... makeup artist
Arabel Decker .... hair stylist
Arabel Decker .... makeup artist
Sahin Gul .... key hair stylist: Istanbul
Rebecca Lafford .... makeup artist: Ms. Watts
Paula Leupold .... makeup artist
Silke Lisku .... hair stylist: second unit
Silke Lisku .... makeup artist: second unit
Dorka Nieradzik .... hair stylist: Mr. Owen
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup artist: Mr. Owen
Jeffrey Rebelo .... department head hair: New York
Björn Rehbein .... hair department head
Björn Rehbein .... makeup department head
Mediha Safak .... key makeup artist: Istanbul
Nuria Sitja .... department head makeup: New York
Ryan Trygstad .... hair stylist: Ms. Watts
Gerd Zeiss .... hair stylist: second unit (as Gerhard Zeiss)
Gerd Zeiss .... makeup artist: second unit (as Gerhard Zeiss)
 
Production Management
Aneta Cebula .... production supervisor: second unit
Lilia Cioccarelli .... unit manager: Milan
Diloy Gülün .... production manager: Istanbul
Francesco Marras .... production supervisor: Milan
Daniel Mattig .... unit manager
David Nichols .... production manager: Milan/Istanbul
Erik Paoletti .... unit manager: Istanbul
Lloyd Phillips .... unit production manager
Mandy Rahn .... post-production supervisor
Michael Scheel .... production manager: Germany
Pamela Thur .... production manager: New York (as Pamela Thur-Weir)
Gregor Wilson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tobias Asam .... third assistant director
Pietro Caparrotta .... additional camera assistant director
Enrico Clerico Nasino .... second assistant director: Milan
Tanja Däberitz .... second assistant director (as Tanja Daeberitz)
Ralph Eisenmann .... second assistant director: second unit (as Ralf Eisenmann)
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... first assistant director
Takahide Kawakami .... second assistant director: New York
Raymond Kirk .... second assistant director: second unit
Melisa Kurtay .... second assistant director: Istanbul
Corinne Le Hong .... second second assistant director
Miguel Lombardi .... first assistant director: Milan (as Miguel Marco Lombardi)
John Mahaffie .... second unit director
Bruce Moriarty .... first assistant director: second unit (as Gerald Moriarty)
Verena Rahmig .... additional second second assistant director
Christopher Surgent .... first assistant director: New York
Ahmet T. Uygun .... first assistant director: Istanbul (as Ahmet Uygun)
Ivan J. Fonseca .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Janina Huettenrauch .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Loredana Rehekampff .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dario Badia .... construction supervisor: Istanbul
Robert Blasi .... art department coordinator
Mikes Boettger .... construction supervisor: location
Stephen Bream .... set designer
Henning Brehm .... graphic artist
Diana Burton .... property master: New York
Ludolf Böhm .... on-set dresser: second unit
Dimitri Capuani .... assistant set decorator: Milan
Mieke Casal .... key scenic
Charles Cecil .... construction coordinator: New York
Daniel Chour .... art director: second unit
Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu .... storyboard artist (as Agi Dawaachu)
Klaus Eckmann .... leadman
Enzo Enzel .... stand-by painter
Daniela Giovannoni .... assistant art director: Milan
Wolfgang Gosberg .... construction foreman
Dierk Grahlow .... construction manager
Marcus Göppner .... set designer
Stefan Hauck .... assistant art director
Chryss Hionis .... set decorator: New York
Philipp Hübner .... stand-by carpenter: second unit
Jan Hülpüsch .... graphic artist
Stefan Isfort .... property master
Kim Jennings .... art director: New York
Lissy Sabine Junker .... painter foreman
Andrea Kessler .... stand-by props
Bettina Lessnig .... set designer (as Bettina Lessing)
Manuela Lobrecht .... painter foreman
Nico Nitsch .... prop maker
Ahmet Ozlemis .... construction coordinator: Istanbul (as Ahmet Öllemis)
Benjamin Palmer .... prop maker (as Ben Palmer)
Harry Rischmüller .... prop buyer
Michelle Rose .... assistant set decorator
Julian Rosefeldt .... video art
Leon Schulz .... stand-by painter: second unit
Ricky Stecker .... assistant property master
Rainer Stock .... conceptual artist
Ezra Tsegaye .... storyboard artist
Jacob von Dohnanyi .... prop maker
Patricia Walker .... scenic charge: New York
Oylum Esmer Çelebi .... set decorator: Istanbul
Philip Canfield .... leadman (uncredited)
Geoffrey A. Ehrlich .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Ray Fisher .... leadman: New York (uncredited)
Thorsten Klein .... assistant set designer (uncredited)
James Klotsas .... set dresser (uncredited)
Christoph Lanksch .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jennifer Santucci .... props (uncredited)
Frances Soeder .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Silvia Vigano .... props buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ed Cantu .... sound mixer
Ertan Dogan .... boom operator: Istanbul
Iain Eyre .... supervising adr editor
Florian Fricke .... boom operator: second unit
Frank Kruse .... supervising sound editor
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer: New York
Tobias Lehmann .... score mixer
Matthias Lempert .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Little .... adr editor (as Stephen Little)
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Michael Primmer .... boom operator: New York
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Hunor Schauschitz .... boom operator
Kuen-Il Song .... foley editor
Markus Stemler .... sound effects editor
Kai Tebbel .... dialogue editor
Christoph Ulbich .... sound effects editor
Thomas Wallis .... boom operator
Hanse Warns .... supervising foley editor (as Johannes Warns)
Ian Wright .... sound mixer: second unit
Andreas Drost .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Laura L. Gintar .... adr coordinator (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Christoph Gartlacher .... special effects senior technician: second unit
Rolf Hanke .... special effects project manager
Wolfgang Higler .... special effects foreman: second unit
Klaus Mielich .... special effects coordinator
Gerd Nefzer .... special effects supervisor (as Gerd Feuchter)
Nico Nitsch .... animatronics
Monty Ploch .... special effects senior technician: second unit
Marcus Preussing .... special effects senior technician (as Marcus Schmidt)
Claudius Rauch .... special effects senior technician
Bernd Rautenberg .... special effects supervisor: second unit
Michael Rudnik .... special effects senior technician: second unit
Jonas Schamal .... special effects senior technician
Jens Schmiedel .... special effects foreman
Murat Sengül .... special effects supervisor: Istanbul
Jürgen Thiel .... special effects senior technician (as Juergen Thiel)
Roland Weber .... special effects senior technician: second unit
 
Visual Effects by
Jiri Adamec .... 3D artist
Patrik Bergman .... senior compositor
Jana Bergmanová .... junior compositor (as Jana Macenauerova)
Sarka Chladova .... junior compositor
Ondrej Ctibor .... junior compositor
Dennis Dallen .... junior compositor
Ales Dlabac .... head of 3D
David Drbal .... 3D senior artist
Petr Dvorak .... 3D artist
Radek Dvorak .... lead dynamic effects
Blanka Faitova .... junior compositor
Jiri Forejt .... junior compositor
Roland Friedrich .... flame / inferno artist
Miro Gal .... flame/inferno artist
Ales Gargulak .... flame / inferno artist
Lukas Herrmann .... matte painter
Zuzana Hlavkova .... junior compositor
Kent Houston .... visual effects consultant
Frantisek Hradecky .... previs artist
Milos Hudec .... data operator
Jana Jurnickova .... junior compositor
Tomas Kalhous .... senior compositor
Helena Keslova .... junior compositor
Ales Killian .... junior compositor (as Ales Kilian)
Pavel Kolar .... 3D artist
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer
Jan Konicek .... 3D artist
Vaclav Kostun .... matchmove artist
Martin Kotrba .... matte painter
Michal Krecek .... senior compositor
Tomas Krejzek .... 3D artist
Lutz Lemke .... titles
Jirí Linhart .... lead particles
Vladimír Matousek .... 3D artist
Jaroslav Matys .... visual effects coordinator
Jaroslav Minarik .... lead senior modeller
Peter Moran .... flame / inferno artist
Alexandr Muller .... 3D artist
Viktor Muller .... visual effects supervisor
Tomas Munzar .... digital compositor: UPP
David Pekarek .... 3D senior artist
Robert Pik .... flame / inferno artist (as Robin Pik)
Katerina Popelova .... visual effects executive producer: UPP (as Katerina Pokorova)
Andrea Pugner .... visual effects editor
Martin Ruizl .... crowd replications
Marek Ruth .... senior compositor
Vit Sedlacek .... junior compositor
Tereza Severova .... matte painter
Jiri Stamfest .... matte painter
Michal Sverma .... junior compositor
Jaroslav Svoboda .... junior compositor
Jakub Szilvasi .... junior compositor
Dominik Trimborn .... visual effects producer (as Dominik Trimborn Foxdal)
Alexander Urik .... 3D artist
Lucie Zemanova .... junior compositor
Alex de Heus .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Michael Grobe .... previsualization consultant (uncredited)
Vsevolod Korovin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Christian Angres .... stunts
Denise Badura .... stunts
Silke Bellmann .... stunts
Glenn Boswell .... stunt coordinator
Volkhart Buff .... assistant stunt coordinator
Scott Burik .... stunt driver
Kristoffer Fuss .... stunts
Matthias Günther .... stunts (as Matthias Guenther)
Fred Hady .... stunts
Dori Horvath .... stunts
Felix Koch .... stunts
Alessija Lause .... stunts
Joerg Meister .... stunts
Bruno Montani .... stunts
Mike Möller .... stunts (as Mike Moeller)
Christopher Place .... stunts
Kim Ruhnau .... stunts
Babette Schimanek .... stunts
Julia Schweizer .... stunts
Daniela Stein .... stunts (as Dani Stein)
Toni Varvasoudis .... assistant stunt coordinator
Vanessa Wieduwilt .... stunts
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paguia .... stunts (uncredited)
Tanja Pelster .... assistant stunt coordinator/stunt rigger: Milan unit (uncredited)
Thomas Place .... stunts (uncredited)
Jason Silvis .... stunt double (uncredited)
Shawnna Thibodeau .... stunts (uncredited)
Anthony Vincent .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan José Alcaide .... senior electrician
Christian Almesberger .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Adnan Aydin .... key grip: Istanbul
Matthias Boch .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
James Boniece .... key rigging grip: New York (as Jim Boniece)
Jan Brun .... key grip: second unit
Dieter Bähr .... key grip
Paul Candrilli .... best boy grip: New York
Celio Castro .... senior electrician
Doug Dalisera .... key rigging electric: New York (as Douglas Dalisera)
Sinan Deviren .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Istanbul
Birgit Dierken .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Matthias Edinger .... best boy rigging
Edwin Effrein .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York (as Edwin A. Effrein)
Russell Engels .... gaffer: : New York
Jan-Paul Gauly .... video assist: second unit
Frank Griebe .... camera operator: "a" camera
Felice Guzzi .... gaffer: Milan
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator: "b" camera: New York
Oliver Haas .... best boy electric
Eddie Handschak .... video assist
Dietmar Haupt .... rigging gaffer
Hans Hellner .... dolly grip: second unit
Rafael Jeneral .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nils Johnson .... video assist: New York
Burak Kanbir .... first assistant camera: Istanbul
Jürgen Kemmer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Peter Kramer .... best boy electric: second unit
Franz-Xaver Kringer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Xaver Kringer)
Glenn König .... best boy grip
Mitchell Andrew Lillian .... key grip: New York
Kevin Lowry .... dolly grip: New York (as Kevin W. Lowry)
James Mah .... best boy electric: New York (as James M. Mah)
John Mahaffie .... director of photography: second unit
Jay Maidment .... still photographer
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip: New York
Sebastian Meuschel .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Aaron Morton .... camera operator: "a" camera, second unit
Gero Neumann .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nadine Neuneier .... clapper loader
Hasan Ormaklar .... dolly grip: Istanbul
Gergely Palffy .... technocrane operator: Milano
Ilko Petkow .... dolly grip
Markus Pluta .... dolly grip: second unit
Marcus Pohlus .... Steadicam operator
Marcus Pohlus .... camera operator: "b" camera
Helmut Prein .... gaffer
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator: New York
Bülent Sancakli .... best boy electric: Istanbul
Christian Scheibe .... dolly grip
Donat Schilling .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: Steadicam, New York
Doriano Torriero .... key grip: Milan
Janosch Voss .... gaffer: second unit
Heiko Wentorp .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Hakki Yazici .... gaffer: Istanbul
Erdem Çiftçi .... best boy grip: Istanbul
Christian Baldi .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Timothy Healy .... electrician: New York (uncredited)
Thomas Hübener .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Matthias Pilz .... video assist (uncredited)
Luc Poullain .... helicopter pilot: camera helicopter (uncredited)
Karim Rahmani .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Axel Scholz .... electrician (uncredited)
Pedretti Stefano .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kathy Driscoll .... casting associate (as Kathy Driscoll-Mohler)
Michelle Guish .... casting: UK
Kimberly Hope .... casting: New York
Beatrice Kruger .... casting: Italy (as Béatrice Kruger)
Iris Müller .... extras casting
Melissa Braun .... extras casting: NY (uncredited)
Harika Uygur .... casting: Turkey (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mergim Atakoglu .... costume supervisor: Istanbul
Joanna Brett .... costume supervisor: New York
Libby Dempster .... costume supervisor
Rae Donnelly .... key costumer
Ellen Fiedler .... costumer
Claudia Gonschorek .... costumer: second unit
Zoe Harvey .... costumer: Mr. Owen
Akiko Kusayanagi .... wardrobe assistant
Gabriella Loria .... costume supervisor: Milan (as Gabriella Louise Loria)
Liz McGregor .... assistant costume designer
Virginia D. Patton .... costume supervisor: New York (as Ginnie Patton)
Barbara Schramm .... costumer
Barbara Schramm .... costumer: second unit
Vida Wolfbauer .... costumer
Kyle Callanan .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Marcia Patten .... costume supervisor: New York (uncredited)
Julia Schell .... costume buyer (uncredited)
Lisa Spengler .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Markus Baburske .... on-line editor: video mastering
Christopher Berg .... digital intermediate producer
Etienne Boussac .... assistant editor
Christopher Chaber .... digital intermediate supervisor
Laura L. Gintar .... post-production coordinator (as Laura Larissa Gintar)
Toska Hartmann .... assistant editor (as Toska Baltruschat)
Kai Lamberton .... editorial production assistant
Traudl Nicholson .... digital colorist
Steffen Paul .... assistant digital colorist
Mandy Rahn .... post-production supervisor
Claus Wehlisch .... additional editor
Antje Zynga .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Tobias Lehmann .... score mixer
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey .... music editor
Jonathan Levi Shanes .... synthesizer programmer
Joris Bartsch Buhle .... conductor (uncredited)
Reinhold Heil .... music arranger (uncredited)
Reinhold Heil .... music mixer (uncredited)
Reinhold Heil .... music producer (uncredited)
Reinhold Heil .... musician (uncredited)
Johnny Klimek .... music arranger (uncredited)
Johnny Klimek .... music mixer (uncredited)
Johnny Klimek .... music producer (uncredited)
Johnny Klimek .... musician (uncredited)
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey .... assistant score mixer (uncredited)
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey .... music programmer (uncredited)
Gene Pritsker .... supervising orchestrator (uncredited)
Jonathan Levi Shanes .... music preparation (uncredited)
Jonathan Levi Shanes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Tykwer .... music arranger (uncredited)
Tom Tykwer .... music producer (uncredited)
Tom Tykwer .... musician (uncredited)
Anscar Wempe .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tom Ehrhardt .... picture vehicle coordinator
Bobby Finn .... driver
Marco Fischer .... truck wrangler
Oliver Kueper .... transportation coordinator
Birk Mueller .... transportation captain
Thomas Suess .... transportation (transport facilities)
Silke Werner .... driver: cast
Erich Kraus .... driver: Naomi Watts (uncredited)
Jan Kubkowski .... assistant picture vehicle coordinator (uncredited)
Ed Lee .... facilities driver: second unit (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robyn Altman .... assistant: Mr. Phillips
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production coordinator: Istanbul
Kirsten Anderson .... first assistant accountant
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor: New York
Lauren Barnhart .... assistant: Ms. Watts
Markus Bensch .... production executive
Stefano Biraghi .... location manager: Milan
Tanya Blumstein .... dialect coach: Ms. Watts
Claudia Cimmino .... production coordinator: Milan
Sergio De Vidovich .... location manager: Milan
Margherita Di Tullio .... production secretary: Milan
Anne C. Ford .... production accountant (as Anne Ford)
Oorlagh George .... assistant: Mr. Owen
Julia Giede .... assistant: Mr. Phillips
Florian Haeger .... assistant: Mr. Suckle
Christoph Hasse .... set manager
George 'Skip' Henfling .... assistant accountant (as George Henfling)
Katharina Holzfuss .... production assistant
Andy Horwitz .... assistant: Mr. Roven
Eddie Joe .... parking coordinator: New York
Richard Kahl .... video art technical support supervisor
Philipp Klausing .... assistant production coordinator
Christian Klempert .... location manager (as Christian Alexander Klempert)
Martin Kleppel .... assistant travel and shipping coordinator
Sedat Koca .... location manager: Istanbul
Silke Krüger .... assistant location manager
Denis Küper .... set manager: second unit
James D. Lee .... location manager: New York (as James Lee)
Lutz Lemke .... titles
Silvia Lindner .... production coordinator
Jan R. Martin .... assistant production coordinator
Peti Misaila .... production secretary
Katinka Narjes .... production assistant
Greg Outcalt .... production coordinator: New York
Joseph Palmer .... assistant: Mr. Roven (as Joe Palmer)
Finn Pelke .... production assistant
Eva-Maria Pilling .... production coordinator: second unit (as Eva Pilling)
Josef Plank .... video art technical supervisor
Bronwyn Preston .... unit publicist
Loredana Rehekampff .... production assistant
Nancy Rivas .... script supervisor: second unit
Lindsay Schoch .... assistant: Mr. Suckle
Sabine Schulmeyer .... location manager: second unit
Johannes Schwerdt .... assistant accountant
Madita Selas .... production assistant
Larissa Trüby .... assistant: Mr. Tykwer
Daphne Tsaliki .... production assistant
Holger Veh .... armourer
Caroline Veyssière .... script supervisor
Nadine F. Wilson .... production accountant (as Nadine Wilson)
Ugur Yildirim .... production assistant
Wassili Zygouris .... video art supervisor
Mehmet Çelebi .... production assistant
John D. Bair .... photo double (uncredited)
John D. Bair .... stand-in: Jack McGee (uncredited)
Gero Brugmann .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Valeria Cavallaretto .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jennifer Gaston-Gates .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Michael Herbell .... set manager (uncredited)
Stefan Mentz .... personal assistant: Tom Tykwer, New York (uncredited)
Grégoire Mouveau .... location manager: France (uncredited)
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Lena Schmigalla .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Cristiano Sebastianelli .... Payroll Accountant: Italy (uncredited)
Valentina Testa .... payroll extras (uncredited)
T.G. Wilkinson .... unit production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Eike Wolf .... production publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for some sequences of violence and language
Runtime:
118 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 | India:A (cinema release) | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18SG | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG (edited version) | South Korea:18 | South Korea:15 (cable rating) | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #44264)

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Trivia:
Originally scheduled for release in August 2008. After badly-received previews, and re-shoots to turn it into more of an action film, it was released in February 2009, during the worst banking crisis in U.S. history.See more »
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Errors in geography: The VW Tiguan Eleanor drives in New York City is clearly a European version, with no amber or red side markers, and a rear cut-out for a wider European license plate.See more »
Quotes:
Umberto Calvini:[In explaining the "true" nature of banking in the world] The IBBC is a bank. Their objective isn't to control the conflict, it's to control the debt that the conflict produces. You see, the real value of a conflict, the true value, is in the debt that it creates. You control the debt, you control everything. You find this upsetting, yes? But this is the very essence of the banking industry, to make us all, whether we be nations or individuals, slaves to debt.See more »
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131 out of 199 people found the following review useful.
Exquisitely shot but problematic, 11 February 2009
Author: C-Younkin from United States

"The International" is about an evil bank and begs the question; do these fricken things come in any other way? It's a fairly interesting story that got a major boost from current events last September once we learned that banks actually do have shadier dealings than expected. Only the ironic part now is will people be willing or even able to pay to see this movie. My recommendation would be wait for the DVD. Director Tim Tykwer ("Run Lola Run") does a decent directing job and for a while "The International" crackles with suspense but soon the interesting idea posed by the script, by Eric Singer, just fizzles out.

Clive Owen plays Louis Salinger, an Interpol agent whose been trailing the business practices of one of the biggest banks in the world, the IBBC, for what seems like years. Just when he manages to find witnesses, they either end up dead or manipulated into silence. He teams up with Manhattan District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) to bring the bank to justice but she's getting added pressure to shut this whole investigation down because the two are coming up with next to no evidence. The bank's trail of money, used for everything from arms deals to murder, sends Salinger and Whitman globe-trotting from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul but one dead end could shut the case down for good.

I'm usually not very cognizant of camera shots so the fact that i'm saying Tykwer really makes you think about perfect camera movement and angles really says a lot for what he does here. Not only does he start the suspense up early with strong verbal encounters/hard stares between characters but the way he frames and pans along the beautiful design of places like the Guggenheim Museum and the IBBC headquarters or the ancient buildings, narrow, bustling streets, and rooftops of Instanbul is fantastic. Nearly every scene has a lively visual quality. His one mistake actually comes with the movie's one big action sequence. It's a bloody shootout inside the Guggenheim but it just seems messy and hard to make out, a Paul Greengrass imitation without the exciting energy of a "Bourne" movie.

The screenplay by Singer is more than partly to blame. His story starts out well, catching our attention with the bank's deceptive and shady practices and building up a healthy dose of paranoia as well. The problem is the screenplay then lets itself off far too easily. Instead of focusing on how the bank creates slaves-to-debt and how the whole process works, the movie just vaguely and complicatedly brushes over those issues in favor of lazy, generic plotting. Salinger and Whitman soon find that their best option is pinning a murder on IBBC, just you would think a major bank could do better than hiring such an easily track-able killer. And where the movie really goes wrong is the conclusion, which doesn't go into how the bank is actually taken down as much as it just satisfies the audience's need for bloodlust. You can tell that no one knew how to end this thing.

Casting Clive Owen is a good idea. He brings a determined, serious demeanor to Salinger though with the type of roles he has played recently, you wonder why this guy turned down James Bond. He seems like a natural for it. The rest of the cast struggles with poor character development. Naomi Watts gets a role so useless that it could have easily been played by my grandma. Armin Mueller Stahl shows up as a former communist whose lost his way and now works with the bank as a consultant or something. He gets one well written scene, going man-o-e-man-o with Owen but otherwise not that many impressions are made by the cast. Unfortunately for the movie, try as Tykwer and Owen might, it also fails to make much of an impression as well.

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