The International

The International

USA / Deutschland 2007-2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The film centres on the dogged persistence of Interpol agent Louis Salinger and New York district attorney Eleanor Whitman to bring to justice one of the most powerful banks in the world – a bank that would appear to be involved in financing terrorist attacks all over the world. After uncovering a swathe of illegal activities, investigators Salinger and Whitman follow the flow of funds from Berlin to Milan, New York and Istanbul. Before long, they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes chase around the globe. Their uncompromising tenacity puts their own lives at risk because the people they are after will stop at nothing – not even murder – in order to continue financing terrorist attacks and wars.

Tom Tykwer: "The film is above all a thriller – albeit more of a political thriller, a genre that has almost died out these days." With "The International" Tykwer is following in the tradition of films such as Alan J. Pakula′s 1974 work, "The Parallax View" or John Schlesinger′s "Marathon Man" (1976). During the shoot in Potsdam-Babelsberg, the rotunda of New York′s Guggenheim Museum was rebuilt in the nearby hall of an old GDR steam engine plant – "VEB Lokomotivbau Karl Marx". Other locations included Berlin, Istanbul and Milan.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Tom Tykwer
Screenplay:Eric Singer
Director of photography:Frank Griebe
Editing:Mathilde Bonnefoy
Music:Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Tom Tykwer
  
Cast: 
Clive OwenLouis Salinger
Naomi WattsEleanor Whitman
Armin Mueller-StahlWilhelm Wexler
Ulrich ThomsenJonas Skarssen
Brian O'ByrneDer Berater
Michel VolettiViktor Haas
Patrick BaladiMartin White
Jay VilliersFrancis Ehames
Fabrice ScottNicholai Yeshinski
Haluk BilginerAhmet Sunay
James RebhornNew York D.A.
Jack McGeeDetektiv Bernie Ward
Axel MilbergKlaus Diemer
Remy AuberjonoisSam Purwitz
Natalie GoldStellvertretende Staatsanwältin
Jack McGeeDetective Bernie Ward
Peter JordanBerliner Arzt
Thomas MorrisChief Inspector Reinhard Schmidt
Oliver TrautweinDietmar Berghoff
Verena SchonlauI.B.B.C. Sekretärin
Laurent SpielvogelCommissioner Villon
Marita HueberFrau mit Mütze
  
Production company:Atlas Entertainment (Los Angeles), Babelsberg Film GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Stefan Arndt, Charles Roven, Lloyd Phillips, Richard Suckle

All Credits

Director:Tom Tykwer
2nd Unit director:John Mahaffie
Assistant director:Sebastian Fahr, Raymond Kirk, Miguel Lombardi (Mailand), Ahmet T. Uygun (Istanbul), Bruce Moriarty (2.Stab)
Assistant director:Larissa Trüby
Script supervisor:Caroline Veyssière
Screenplay:Eric Singer
Director of photography:Frank Griebe
Assistant camera:Christian Almesberger
2nd Camera unit:Sebastian Meuschel (Assistenz), John Mahaffie
Steadycam operator:Markus Pohlus
Lighting design:Helmut Prein
Production design:Uli Hanisch
Production design:Kai Koch (Leitung), Sarah Horton
Set design:Wolf Marcus Göppner
Set design:Uli Hanisch (Szenenbild), Simon Boucherie (Set Decorator), Tina Reichelt (Set Decorator)
Prop master:Michael D. Harrell
Property master:Stefan Isfort, Harry Rischmüller
Make-up artist:Björn Rehbein (Leitung)
Costume design:Ngila Dickson
Hairdresser:Björn Rehbein (Leitung)
Editing:Mathilde Bonnefoy
Assistant editor:Etienne Boussac, Toska Baltruschat
Sound editor:Frank Kruse (Überwachung)
Sound design:Frank Kruse
Sound:Ed Cantu, Drew Kunin (New York)
Foley artist:Carsten Richter
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Special effects:Gerd Feuchter (Leitung), Claudius Rauch
Stunt co-ordinator:Glenn Boswell
Music:Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Tom Tykwer
  
Cast: 
Clive OwenLouis Salinger
Naomi WattsEleanor Whitman
Armin Mueller-StahlWilhelm Wexler
Ulrich ThomsenJonas Skarssen
Brian O'ByrneDer Berater
Michel VolettiViktor Haas
Patrick BaladiMartin White
Jay VilliersFrancis Ehames
Fabrice ScottNicholai Yeshinski
Haluk BilginerAhmet Sunay
James RebhornNew York D.A.
Jack McGeeDetektiv Bernie Ward
Axel MilbergKlaus Diemer
Remy AuberjonoisSam Purwitz
Natalie GoldStellvertretende Staatsanwältin
Jack McGeeDetective Bernie Ward
Peter JordanBerliner Arzt
Thomas MorrisChief Inspector Reinhard Schmidt
Oliver TrautweinDietmar Berghoff
Verena SchonlauI.B.B.C. Sekretärin
Laurent SpielvogelCommissioner Villon
Marita HueberFrau mit Mütze
  
Production company:Atlas Entertainment (Los Angeles), Babelsberg Film GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
in association with:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin), Mosaic Media Group (Los Angeles), Relativity Media (US), Rose Line Productions (London)
Producer:Stefan Arndt, Charles Roven, Lloyd Phillips, Richard Suckle
Co-Producer:Henning Molfenter, Carl L. Woebcken, Gloria Fan
Unit production manager:Michael Scheel
Location manager:Daniel Mattig
Shoot:15.09.2007-07.12.2007: Berlin, Wolfsburg, New York, Mailand, Istanbul; Studio Babelberg Potsdam-Babelsberg
Original distributor:Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:118 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SDDS
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb - Außer Konkurrenz;
Kinostart (DE): 12.02.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE GB US) The International

Versions

Original

Length:118 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SDDS
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb - Außer Konkurrenz;
Kinostart (DE): 12.02.2009