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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.