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The International


theinternationalWhen a colleague is murdered, Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney (Naomi Watts) intensify their investigation of a major bank that funds arms deals and terrorism all over the world.Ā A pretty formulaic thriller from Tom Tykwer that divides its time between Germany, New York and Istanbul and addresses a very timely subject (as the all-too believable newspaper headlines in the end credits show). The story was in fact based on the real-lifeĀ BCCIĀ scandal in the 1980s. The action is well-staged, but the two leads are strictly cardboard.

2009-U.S.-Germany. 118 min. Color. Widescreen.Ā Directed byĀ Tom Tykwer.Ā Cast:Ā Clive Owen (Louis Salinger), Naomi Watts (Eleanor Whitman), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Wilhelm Wexler), Ulrich Thomsen, Brian F. Oā€™Byrne, Jack McGee.

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