The Interpreter



St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Thu, Apr 11, 2019 2:10 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 13, 2019 2:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Mon, Apr 15, 2019 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Tlmocník
Programs:World Cinema
Oscar Submission
Comedy Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:113 min
Czech Republic
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Menemsha Films
Director:Martin Sulik
Producer:Martin S?uli´k
Rudolf Biermann
Bruno Wagner
Cinematographer:Martin S?trba
Screenwriter:Martin S?uli´k
Marek Les?c?a´k
Editor:Olina Kaufmanova´
Composer:Vladimi´r Goda´r
Principal Cast:Jirí Menzel
Peter Simonischek
Zuzana Mauréry
Attila Mokos
Anna Rakovská
Eva Kramerová
Karol S?imon
Judita Hansman
Igor Hrabinský
Réka Derzsi
Anita Szvrcsek


This poignant road movie about two older men coming to terms with the past stars the great Czech director Jirí Menzel (Closely Watched Trains) and Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann). Menzel plays 80-year-old Ali, a cranky Slovak interpreter whom begrudgingly accompanies the 70-ish Austrian, Georg (Simonischek), so he can trace the war-time path of his father, a vicious Nazi commander, and a man from who he is estranged. Complicating matters are the two travellers vastly different temperaments and the fact that Georg's father was responsible for the death of Ali's parents. Although alcoholic bon-vivant Georg initially alienates Ali because of his interest in having a good time along the way, particularly when it comes to adventures with the opposite sex, eventually, the two begin to warm to each other. As they explore Slovakia together, they find a country that in many instances would prefer to forget about its past. Winner, Film Critics' Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Tobias Spencer Award, Haifa Film Festival.

Director Biography

Slovak filmmaker Martin Sulik has been working in the industry since 1989 and earned a wide range of praise for his films. His filmography includes Gypsy (11), a film that was selected as the Slovak entry to the 84th Academy Awards.