Interview

Steve Buscemi Feature film - 2007 - 86 min.
Twelve plus
Drug and alcohol abuse
Foul language

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After the assassination of Theo van Gogh in 2004, his dream to do an American remake of his filmInterview was yet fulfilled by producer Gijs van de Westerlaken. Steve Buscemi, director and primarily known as an actor (Reservoir Dogs, Ghost World), embarked on the project. He directed the remake and plays the cynical journalist who reluctantly agrees to interview a well-known pop diva and soap star. As a war correspondent, he has witnessed a great deal of misery in the world, so he considers this assignment beneath his dignity. Of course, the encounter puts them on a collision course, but they are forced to spend the evening together. In their own ways they are injured and have their individual grief, but in the end they manage to reach some sort of operational intimacy. The film was received favourably and is a splendid homage to Van Gogh. The film has subtle references to Van Gogh, like a picture of him and a Van Gogh Movers truck.

Credits

Director(s) Steve Buscemi
Script David Schechter
Producer(s) Gijs van de Westelaken
Bruce Weiss
Production Company
Ironworks Productions
Column Film
Kiss The Cactus
Co-producer(s)
Ellen Verbeek
Mark Kamine
Director of Photography
Production Design
Loren Weeks
Editing
Kate Williams
Sound Design
Travis Call
Sound on Set
Jeff Pullman
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
USA