Continuity mistake: In the scene where Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn are talking for the first time in the lounge area, Nicole's bangs go from across her eye to swept aside from shot to shot.
The Interpreter (2005)
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen
Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman), a citizen of an African nation, works as an interpreter at the United Nations. During an emergency, the U.N. is evacuated. When Silvia returns after hours to pick up her belongings, she happens to overhear a plot to assassinate an African head of state. Tobin Keller (Sean Penn) is an F.B.I. agent assigned to investigate. Although Silvia is hunted by the would-be assassins, Agent Keller suspects she may somehow be involved in the conspiracy.
Silvia Broome: Do you know that the leading cause of death for beavers is falling trees?
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.
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.
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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.