September 4, 2005


Film 'a CIA plot' (Agence France-Presse, September 05, 2005

ZIMBABWE said a recent Hollywood film starring Nicole Kidman was a "CIA-sponsored" campaign targeting President Robert Mugabe and vowed to fight the "cultural and psychological" onslaught on Harare.
Acting Information Minister Chen Chimutengwende told AFP that the film The Interpreter about an octogenarian African leader who plans to address the United Nations General Assembly to ward off indictment by the International Criminal Court, was a thinly-disguised swipe at Mugabe.

Directed by Hollywood veteran Sydney Pollack, the film stars Sean Penn and Kidman - a UN translator from the fictional African nation of Matobo - whose life turns topsy-turvy after she unwittingly learns of a plot to assassinate the country's hated leader before he addresses the UN.

She doesn't actually try to stop the assassination does she?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 4, 2005 9:54 AM
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