The Interpreter


West Newton Cinema Thu, Nov 8 6:45 PM
Arlington Capitol Theatre Mon, Nov 12 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Martin Šulík
Country:Slovak Republic
Czech Republic
Language:German and Slovak
Running Time:113 min
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:Massachusetts


Beloved Czech New Wave director Jirí Menzel (Closely Watched Trains) plays Ali Ungar, a dowdy Slovak interpreter. When Ali finds a book by a former SS officer, he realizes that this may be the person who murdered his parents and sets out to meet him. Instead, he finds the SS officer’s son, Georg (Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann). Eager to learn more about his father’s past, Georg asks Ali to join him as a translator on a trip through Slovakia. The two ill-matched men set out on an odd road trip, full of comedic twists and tragic realizations.


Screening as part of the Cummings Social Justice Film Series