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09.12.08 26 Comments

Clive Owen: The thinking man’s Jason Statham

After the jump, I’ve got the trailer for The International, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.

Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing – even murder – to continue financing terror and war. Directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) from an original screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer, The International is being shot on location in Germany and throughout Europe. [Apple]

That was quite the synopsis for a movie whose plot is basically “What if your bank was… evil.”  Look man, you don’t have to tell me the bank supports terrorism to make me hate it.  One $28 overdraft fee and I’m already praying for a motherf-cker to die in a fire.  Especially that 20-year-old Korean teller.  There was something suspicious about her, I’m telling you.

Thanks to RoboPanda for the tip

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