WASHINGTON—Accuracy in Media said today that the new Hollywood film, “The Interpreter,” is designed to rescue the image of the scandal-plagued United Nations. “The film is political propaganda designed to boost the image of the United Nations and make the U.S. look bad for opposing the International Criminal Court,” said AIM editor Cliff Kincaid.
Most reviews have focused on the part of the plot involving an evil African leader, President Zawani, who is accused of genocide and travels to the U.N. in New York for a speech and is the target of an assassination plot. But the political dimension of the plot involves the opposition by the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. to his trial by the International Criminal Court (ICC). At the end of the film, it is announced that the U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to send the Zawani case to the ICC. That means the U.S. Government, a member of the Security Council, has caved in, abandoning its opposition to the ICC.
“In this version of Hollywood’s happy ending,” said Kincaid, “the assassination plot is thwarted but the despot is going to get justice in the end, courtesy of the U.N. Viewers are left with the impression that the world body is good for something after all, and even the U.S. Government can see the light.”
Kincaid noted that Nicole Kidman, the star of the film, is a U.N. “Goodwill Ambassador” and won a “World Citizen” award from the U.N. Correspondents Association.
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