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by Tom Tykwer


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.

international title: The International
original title: The International
country: Germany, United States
sales agent: Sony Pictures (USA)
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Tom Tykwer
film run: 118'
release date: DE 12/02/2009, SE 20/02/2009, HR 26/02/2009, FI/IC/UK 27/02/2009, DK/EE/NO 06/03/2009, BE/FR 11/03/2009, NL 12/03/2009, GR 19/03/2009, IT 20/03/2009, CZ 09/04/2009, ES 24/04/2009
screenplay: Eric Warren Singer
cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brían F. O'Byrne, Michel Voletti, Patrick Baladi
cinematography by: Frank Griebe
film editing: Mathilde Bonnefoy
art director: Uli Hanisch
costumes designer: Ngila Dickson
music: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
producer: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Lloyd Phillips
production: Studio Babelsberg, Atlas Entertainment (USA)
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Germany, Sony Pictures (BE/FR/ES/NL/IT/UK), Audiovisual (GR)