(USA/Germany, 2009, 114 minutes)
An obsessed Interpol agent and a New York district attorney investigate why a Luxembourg bank would be interested in becoming an arms dealer, but anyone who can give them a lead is summarily eliminated. What starts out as an intriguing update of 1970s paranoid thrillers devolves in its last half hour into a disappointingly preposterous run-of-the-mill actioner. A waste.
Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media, an Atlas Entertainment production; supported by Deutsches Filmfernsehfonds; a co-production of Rose Line Productions and Siebente Babelsberg Film. Starring Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Müller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brían F. O'Byrne, Jack McGee. Directed by Tom Tykwer; produced by Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Lloyd Phillips; written by Eric Warren Singer; music by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil; director of photography (DeLuxe, widescreen), Frank Griebe; production designer, Uli Hanisch; costume designer, Ngila Dickson; film editor, Mathilde Bonnefoy.