The Interpreter

Other mistake: The photo of Silvia and her brother, walking on the road with guns in Africa, looks like a composite and is obviously a fake made up for the movie. The images of those two look flatter and have slightly different contrast compared to people in the rest of the photo; separate photos of them have been cut and pasted onto the road photo.

Other mistake: Towards the end, right before Sean Penn figures out that Nicole Kidman is in the safe room, Mo calls him on the radio, Sean Penn talks to him before activating the microphone.

Other mistake: When Jean Gamba goes to Jad Jamal's apartment right after Jamal takes the mask, he takes a key out of an envelope and puts the key into the lock and opens the door. He doesn't turn the key to unlock, he just holds the key. (00:48:45)

scaryterri Premium member

Factual error: We are told at some point that Nicole Kidman has dual nationality because she was born in the US. In the final scene, when she is talking with Sean Penn about her future steps, she says she has been deported and given one day to leave the country. She was a US citizen, so it is impossible that she would be "deported".

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Trivia: This is the very first movie to be shot inside an actual U.N. building. Most of the extra cast members are actual members of the U.N.

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Question: Am I mistaken, or did Sylvia say she was born in the US before moving to Africa? I'm just puzzled as to why she was deported in the end even if she has dual citizenship.

Jason Feng

Chosen answer: Dual citizenship is complicated, and it does not guarantee a person equal rights, privileges, and obligations in both countries. Nor does one country or the other always recognize dual citizenship. Since Sylvia's main residency has been in Africa, the US would consider that her primary homeland and could legally deport her there. Basically, the government is giving Sylvia a way to avoid prosecution in the US by allowing her to leave the country.

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