The movie “The Interpreter”, starring Nicole Kidman, is one great movie which makes us see how the United Nations works. It makes us understand the difficulties of being an interpreter, and how they secure or protect diplomats and dignitaries.
One scene in the movie which caught my interest is the part where it was explained how countries go to war because they misunderstood what both parties say. It is the job of the interpreter to translate every word correctly. I noticed how fast they speak while the one they try to interpret is still talking. Their life is always at stake because they understand almost any language and they can hear what they should not be hearing, like what happened to Nicole Kidman’s character, Silvia Broome.
The story of the movie not only managed to get an inside scoop of how the UN works, but also gave an example of problems that they usually encounter. This one focused on the prosecution of Matobo’s President Zuwanie in the International Criminal Court. His international crimes include corruption, tyranny, and mass killing or ethnic cleansing.
The movie also revealed how investigations and surveillance of suspected people are done. A situation of a terrorist bombing was also shown. The most sensitive part of the movie was how President Zuwanie himself planned his so-called assassination plot against him just to avoid the prosecution. This can happen to any country at any time. A leader, as high as the president, can do things like this.