The Interpreter
2005
***
Director: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Sydney Pollack, Satish Joshi

A UN interpreter accidentally overhears a plan to assassinate an African leader in the General Assembly, but nobody seems to believe her. Sydney Pollack’s final film is a smart, entertaining and disposable conspiracy thriller which actually makes very little sense in the end. Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman work well together, although it’s questionable why the palest actress in the world is cast to play an African.