The International (film)

The International (film)

Infobox Film
name = The International

caption =
director = Tom Tykwer
producer = Charles Roven Richard Suckle Lloyd Phillips
writer = Eric Singer
narrator =
starring = Clive Owen Naomi Watts
music = Johnny Klimek
cinematography = Frank Griebe
editing = Mathilde Bonnefoy
distributor = Columbia Pictures
released = February 20, 2009
runtime =
country = United States
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:394801
imdb_id = 0963178

"The International" is an upcoming American drama film directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. The film follows a pair that investigates corruption within a banking institution. Production began in Berlin in September 2007. "The International" is slated to be released on February 20, 2009 in the United States and Canada.


An obsessive Interpol agent (Owen) investigates a global banking institution for corruption and murder with the help of a Manhattan assistant district attorney (Watts).


*Clive Owen as an obsessive Interpol agent.
*Naomi Watts as a Manhattan assistant district attorney.
*Ulrich Thomsen as an investment banker who gets involved in an arms-dealing ring. [cite news | author=Stacy Dodd | url= | title=Ulrich Thomsen | date=2007-09-29 | accessdate=2007-09-13 ]


"The International" is based on an original screenplay written by Eric Singer, with director Tom Tykwer helming the film. In April 2007, actor Clive Owen signed on to star in "The International",cite news | author=Tatiana Siegel | url= | title=Columbia's 'International' intrigues Owen | publisher=The Hollywood Reporter | date=2007-04-17 | accessdate=2007-07-16 ] The following July, actress Naomi Watts was cast opposite Owen.cite news | author=Borys Kit | url= | title=Watts has passport for Col's 'Int'l' | publisher=The Hollywood Reporter | date=2007-07-13 | accessdate=2007-07-16 ] The film received US$5.4 million from the German Federal Film Fund toward its budget in August. [cite news | author=Ed Meza | url= | title=German coin going 'International' | publisher=Variety | date=2007-08-19 | accessdate=2007-12-10 ] The following month, its funding increased to $7.9 million based on the board's assessment that two-thirds of "The International" would be produced in Germany and that the film involved German talent like actors Armin Mueller-Stahl and Axel Milberg, cinematographer Frank Griebe, and production designer Uli Hanisch. [cite news | author=Scott Roxborough | url= | title='International' gets more German subsidies | publisher=The Hollywood Reporter | date=2007-09-06 | accessdate=2007-12-10 ] Filming began in Berlin in September 10 2007. [cite web | url= | title=Domestic film: In production | publisher=The Hollywood Reporter | accessdate=2007-09-26 ] Part of the production has taken place in Babelsberg Studios. [cite news | author=Ed Meza | url= | title=European cities seek opportunities | publisher=Variety | date=2007-10-01 | accessdate=2007-12-10 ] A life-size replica of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was built for a shoot-out scene. [cite news | author=Susan Shineberg | url= | title=Wall-to-wall culture | publisher=The Age | date=2007-11-10 | accessdate=2007-12-10 ]


"The International" is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on February 20 2009. [cite web | url= | title=The International (2009) | publisher=IMDb | accessdate=2008-07-08 ]


External links

*imdb title|0963178|The International
*amg movie|1:394801|The International

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