The International

February 13th 2009
  • Suspense/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 118 min,
  • Sony Pictures
  • Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian F. O'Byrne, Victor Slezak, Patrick Baladi, Luca Barbareschi, Luca Calvani, Nilaja Sun, Alessandro Fabrizi, Fabrice Scott, Matt Patresi, Loris Loddi, Marco Gambino
  • Director: Tom Tykwer
  • Writer: Eric Singer
  • Producers: Lloyd Phillips, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle
  • Co Producers: Gloria Fan, Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken
  • Executive Producers: Terence Chang, Alan Glazer, Jeffrey Lurie, John Woo
  • Art Directions: Sarah Horton, Kai Koch, Luca Tranchino
  • Castings: Michelle Guish, BĂ©atrice Kruger, Francine Maisler, Harika Uygur
  • Costume Design: Ngila Dickson
  • D.O.P.: Frank Griebe
  • Editor: Mathilde Bonnefoy
  • Musics: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
  • Production Design: Uli Hanisch
  • Set Decorations: Simon-Julien Boucherie, Dimitri Capuani


Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world?s most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Autostadt, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; Milan, Italy
  • MPAA Warning: Some sequences of violence and language
  • Production Companies: Mosaic Media Group, Rose Line Productions, Studio Babelsberg, X-Filme Creative Pool
  • Production Schedule: 10th September 2007 - January 2008

Featured Articles


- The film received US$7.9 million from the German Federal Film Fund based on the board's assessment that two-thirds of it 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.

- A life-size replica of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was built for a shoot-out scene

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 12 February 2009: Germany
  • 18 February 2009: Egypt
  • 19 February 2009: Australia, Singapore
  • 20 February 2009: Sweden
  • 26 February 2009: Croatia, Russia, South Korea
  • 27 February 2009: Finland, Iceland, Turkey, UK
  • 6 March 2009: Denmark, Estonia, Norway
  • 11 March 2009: Belgium, France
  • 12 March 2009: Netherlands
  • 13 March 2009: Spain
  • 19 March 2009: Argentina, Greece
  • 20 March 2009: Brazil, Italy
  • 9 April 2009: Czech Republic