is a movie from 2005 directed by the late Sydney Pollack
, staring Nicole Kidman
and Sean Penn
. A United Nations
Interpreter, Silvia Broome (Kidman) returned late one evening to her work station and overhears a plot to assassinate
the leader of her home country. Fearing for her safety a Secret Service Agent in Foreign Dignitary Protection (Penn) is assigned to investigate and keep an eye on her. The movie was the first ever movie to be filmed inside the United Nations including the chambers of the U.N. Security Council. Overall the film revived positive reviews and performed modestly well at the Box Office.
This film features examples of:
- Artistic License: The fictional country of Matobo.
- Bulungi: Matobo again. It's a recognizable Expy of Zimbabwe (which is why the actual African country of Zimbabwe has banned the movie).
- California Doubling: As mentioned above this movie was actually filmed inside the U.N. but originally was set to be filmed in Toronto, but due to the high cost of replicating the U.N. General Assembly Room for the set, the producers renewed in trying to get the U.N.
- Con Lang: Ku, the official language of Matobo.
- Deadpan Snarker: Both Silvia and Tobin, mostly at each other. Also, Dot, a lot.
- Faux Fluency: The language Kidman's character speaks is fictional.
- Fictional Country: Matobo
- Job Title
- You Have to Believe Me: Averted. Sylvia clearly and concisely explains what she overheard, and her tip is dealt with competently and professionally.