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World Premiere of Tom Tykwer's thriller The International to open Berlinale 2009

The 59th Berlin International Film
Festival will open on February 5, 2009 with the world premiere of the
British-German co-prodution The

Directed by Tom Tykwer (Perfume, Run, Lola Run)
and featuring a star-studded cast, the action thriller traces the criminal
business transactions that finance war and terror.


The leading roles are played by Clive Owen (Inside Man, Closer) and Naomi Watts (King
, 21 Grams). Armin
Mueller-Stahl (Die Buddenbrooks, Illuminati), Brian F. O'Byrne (The New World, Million Dollar Baby), Ulrich Thomsen (Brødre, Festen) and Jack
McGee (L.A. Crash) complete the
impressive international cast.

Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen)
and New York attorney Eleanor
Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to uncover the illegal activities of one
of the world's most powerful banks, and must risk their own lives in the


The International will be presented out of competition in the Competition programme of the 59th
Berlin International Film Festival. The production was filmed at Studio
Babelsberg and on location in Berlin, New York,
Istanbul and Milan,
and was funded in by the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), among others.

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