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The Interview (2000)

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Craig Monahan made his directorial debut with this Australian police drama in which unemployed, poverty-stricken Eddie Rodney Fleming (Hugo Weaving), after losing his wife and home, is dragged from his apartment by police and subjected to a brutal interrogation. Eventually, it becomes terrifyingly apparent to Eddie that the police consider him a serial-murder suspect. Detective Sgt. John Steele (Tony Martin) and his assistant, Detective Sgt. Constable Wayne Prior (Aaron Jeffrey), make audiotapes of their efforts to get Fleming to confess. However, they are unaware that they themselves are being investigated and are being videotaped by an internal affairs unit. The question of Eddie's guilt or innocence is effectively concealed for most of the movie. Gordon Davie, Monahan's co-scripter and the film's technical consultant, was a police officer with the Victoria Crime Squad for 16 years. The Interview was shown at several 1997-1998 film festivals (London, Montreal, Melbourne). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

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Hugo Weaving
as Eddie Rodney Fleming
Tony Martin
as Detective Sgt. John Steele
Aaron Jeffery
as Detective Sr. Constable Wayne Prior
Paul Sonkkila
as Detective Inspector Jackson
Michael Caton
as Barry Walls
Peter McCauley
as Detective Inspector George Hudson
Glynis Angell
as Detective Sgt. Robran
Libby Stone
as Mrs. Beecroft
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Everyone involved is outstanding from start to finish.

October 6, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

This fascinating little Australian entry barely made it into Stateside theaters. It's sharp and delightfully puzzling.

October 14, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

One of the most ingeniously plotted films to come out of Australia

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

It is chillingly photographed by Simon Duggan, giving it a retro-noir film look.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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