The Interpreter – Filtered

Theatrical Release: April 22, 2005
DVD Release: October 4, 2005


In this dramatic thriller with a story that spans two continents, Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) was born and raised in the South African country of Matobo. This tribal land has been riddled with political turmoil and humanitarian offenses for years. With a desire to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict through dialog, Silvia studied linguistics. Now as an interpreter for the United Nations, she is one of a handful of linguists that understands the ancient tribal languages and customs of Africa. Returning to her UN office in New York late one night, she overhears voices discussing plans for a terrorist attack against the visiting head of state (Earl Cameron) for Matobo. Federal Agent Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) and his partner Agent Dot Woods (Catherine Keener) investigate Broome’s report and also evaluate Broome’s possible motives for lying about the whole event. Many points of view add to the intrigue of this suspenseful film.

Dove Review

Nicole Kidman as an interpreter hears a plan of an assassination of a foreign president she has strong feelings against. CIA and foreign police both investigate what she heard and come to their own conclusions and try to stop the assassination by any way possible. I thought this was a good movie. It was different than most movies as it had a unique story line. Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn act really well. The film keeps your interest as there is always something going on.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Decaying dead bodies, man shot, shoot out, man sufficates another man with pillow.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Decaying dead bodies, man shot, shoot out, man sufficates another man with pillow.
Drugs: Drinking
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Sydney Pollack
Producer: Tim Bevan
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz