Posted by: ara0062 | February 27, 2009

The International

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Synopsis: (courtesy of and

“In The International, a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks, the International Bank of Business and Credit (IBBC). Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities including money laundering , arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing – even murder – to continue financing terror and war.”

Genre: Drama & Thriller

MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and extreme language

Cast of Characters: (courtesy of Clive Owen as Interpol Agent Louis Salinger, Naomi Watts as Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman, Armin Mueller-Stahl as Wilhelm Wexler, Ulrich Thomsen as IBBC CEO Jonas Skarssen, Brian F. O’Byrne as The Consultant, Michel Voletti as Viktor Haas, Patrick Baladi as Martin White, Jay Villiers as Francis Ehames, Fabrice Scott as Nicholai Yeshinski, Haluk  Bilginer as Ahmet Sunay, Luca Barbareschi as Umberto Calvini, Alessandro Fabrizi as Inspector  Alberto Cerutti, Felix Solis as Detective Iggy Omelas, Jack McGee as Detective Bernie Ward, and Nilaja Sun as Detective Gloria Hubbard.

Stars: 4 & 1/2

I decided to go see this movie after reading a synopsis online. It is great, especially if you LOVE conspiracy theory-action-thriller type movies, which I do. It also makes you seriously take a step back and wonder just if this IS what our government and others are doing at the present time… Especially since this movie was inspired by the Bank of Credit and Commerce International banking scandal. I suggest seriously catching it in theaters because it is worth the money to see and I might possibly purchase this one on DVD, as I seldom purchase any movies LOL.

The most memorable quote from the movie that I can remember would be: (courtesy of

Louis Salinger: “Sometimes you find your destiny on the road you took to avoid it.”

Personally though, I think a lyric quote from Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta” might possibly say it best..

“paranoia paranoia
everybody’s coming to get me
just say you never met me
i’m going underground with the moles”



  1. It is on the “To View” list.

    NPR mentioned a couple of improbable setups which I failed to remember, and not overanalyzing, I hope to be in for 2 hours of escapist fun.

  2. The plot looks interesting, I keep telling myself I going to watch this move soon, but I haven’t yet.I’ll comment on this movie further when I do 😛

  3. Great, I really think you will like it 🙂

  4. In the middle searching old friends, found your website.Just passing by.By the way, your website have great content! 🙂

  5. Thanks Glen.

    My hubby saw this I did not yet. I keep getting left at home with the kids while he goes to see movies… he liked it a lot.. but not as much as Taken. I saw Watchmen.. I still need to do a review on that, doh! My whole fam is sick right now.. I will soon.

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