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The International is a mystery action-crime film about an Interpol agent and an American attorney as they investigate corruption in the IBBC, a fictional merchant bank in Luxembourg. The two claim that the bank serves as a banker to organized crime and corrupt government officials and the bank's managers are assassins. Directed by Tom Tykwer. Starring Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Ulrich Thomsen.

The International received mostly mixed reviews upon its release and was only a slight winner financially at the box office. However, it did receive a small number of positive reviews. Continue reading for some quotes from the movie The International.


Interpol Agent Louis Salinger: Two years ago we began receiving information regarding the International Bank of Business and Credit. Anyone who has ever been in a position to move against this bank has either ended up dead or disappeared.
You are accusing the world's largest bank of conspiracy and murder.
Louis Salinger: There has to be a way to bring down this bank.
Everyone is involved. Everyone.
Eleanor Whitman: This isn't over.
Eleanor Whitman: We are just trying to get to the truth!
New York D.A.: I get it! But what you need to remember is that there's what people want to hear, there's what people want to believe, there's everything else, THEN there's the truth!
Eleanor Whitman: And since when it's that OK? I can't even believe you are saying this to me! The truth means responsibility, Arnie!
New York D.A.: Exactly! Which is why everyone dreads it!
Wilhelm Wexler: Sometimes a man can meet his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Louis Salinger: Based on everything I've read about you, you seem like the kind of man who aspired to die for something more than this.
Wilhelm Wexler: Well, this is the difference between truth and fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Louis Salinger: Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn... I'm the one you burn.
Cassian Skarssen: When there's no way out, you find a deeper way in.
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