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The International (2009)

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An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louis Salinger
... Eleanor Whitman
... Wilhelm Wexler
... Jonas Skarssen
... The Consultant
Michel Voletti ... Viktor Haas
... Martin White
Jay Villiers ... Francis Ehames
Fabrice Scott ... Nicolai Yeshinski
... Ahmet Sunay
... Umberto Calvini (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
... Inspector Alberto Cerutti
... Detective Iggy Ornelas
... Detective Bernie Ward
... Detective Gloria Hubbard
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In The International, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman's investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing - even murder - to continue financing terror and war. Written by production

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Sometimes a man can meet his destiny on the road he took to find it. See more »


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Rated R for some sequences of violence and language | See all certifications »

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13 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Agente internacional  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,702,613, 15 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,450,527, 22 March 2009
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The radio frequency scanner which Salinger uses to overhear the conversation in the end of the film is an Alinco DJ-X3. See more »

Goofs

After the meeting with General Motomba, Skarssen walks out to talk with White & Wexler and his suit jacket is noticeably unbuttoned. However when he sits down, he proceeds to unbutton his jacket. See more »

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Wilhelm Wexler: Character is easier kept than recovered.
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"The fictional exhibition depicted in the main galleries of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was not curated by nor an actual exhibition of the museum." See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Wir Setzen Uns Mit Traenen Nieder
from "St. Matthew's Passion" BWV 244
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Better film than critics give it credit
15 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was persuaded by my brother to see this film. I wanted to see another one but since he was visiting I agreed with his choice, and was surprised to find myself liking the film very much. OK, the script could be a little better, but the direction and acting were very good, even down to the supporting players such as the actors who portrayed the two NYC cops who assist the main character, Interpol agent Sallinger (Clive Owens), once the story moved to NYC. What I particularly liked was the way the story was told cinematically rather than through a lot of verbose dialogue. It seemed to me like a Bourne thriller for adults. No kinetic hand-held camera action, but smooth visually appealing cinematic exposition the way Hitchcock did it in his prime. Even the closing credits were used effectively to give a rather downbeat dénouement to the film.

In short, an entertaining movie that alleviated the February blues.


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