Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Translators
(Les Traducteurs)

Year: 2019
Country: FRANCE
Language: French
Run Time: 105 minutes

The Translators
The Translators
The Translators
The Translators

Nine translators from all corners of the globe are whisked away to a top-secret, secluded, luxury bunker where they are tasked with translating the highly-anticipated last volume of the fastest-selling series in publishing history. But an exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all those involved quickly devolves into a merciless nightmare when the first ten pages of the novel are leaked online—and the film sharpens into an ice cold literary thriller like no other. Sexy, sleek, and seductive, THE TRANSLATORS triumphs as a new and provocative entry into the classic whodunit mystery genre and emerges as a critical look at class, wealth, and unbridled obsession. Featuring an all-star international cast and confidently directed with kinetic style and panache, this scintillating feature grips the audience from beginning to end, taking the viewer on a dark, maze-like path full of twists, turns, and terrifying human encounters. (In English, French, Greek, Mandarin, and Spanish with subtitles) — R.J.T.

CIFF44 Screenings

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:20 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

International Narrative Competition


Régis Roinsard

Alain Attal

Regis Roinsard, Daniel Presley, Romain Compingt

Guillaume Schiffman

Loïc Lallemand

Principal Cast
Lambert Wilson, Olga Kurylenko, Riccardo Scamarcio, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eduardo Noriega, Alex Lawther, Anna-Maria Sturm, Frédéric Chau, Maria Leite, Manolis Mavromatakis, Sara Giraudeau

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