Cinema & Architecture . The International


Leaving aside the whole plot of the film, “The International” is a showroom of luxurious architecture. Bows to the buildings in which they develop the characters that (without taking its  credit) for the eyes of an architect, takes a back seat to the magnificence of the works we can recognize in the movie.

What you see on the original poster looks like the Guggenheim in New York, right? Yes, that’s where is developed a scene from the movie, on these ramps to infinity that we inherited from Lloyd Wright 50 years ago. At a glimpse, we see one of the last works of Zaha Hadid (the Phaeno Science Center), and so, with each scene of the film we see an architecture in an “international” level becoming a common factor regardless of style or the time.





Directed by Tom Tykwer, recognized for the memorable Run Lola Run, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts, “The International” aims to capture the legacy of political thrillers of the 70′s, where dialogue, tension and rhythm are the most important elements.

Interpol agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan’s District Attorney’s Assistant Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the most powerful banks in the world. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money through Berlin, Milan, New York and Istanbul.

The chase across the world puts them in danger, while their relentless tenacity puts at risk their own lives. But nothing seems to stop their enemies, getting to the point of killing to continue financing terror and war.


Original Title: The International
Year: 2009
Runtime: 118 min.
Country: United States of America, Germany and United Kingdom
Director: Tom Tykwer
Screenplay: Eric Singer
Soundtrack: Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Matthew Bellamy
Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brian F. O’Byrne





Source: Plataforma Arquitectura

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