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Interview

Where's the sex?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 18, 2007
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Steve Buscemi probably felt morally compelled to remake Theo van Gogh’s Interview, a two-person set piece between an arrogant journalist and a celebrity actress. Van Gogh’s producing partners approached Buscemi after an Islamic extremist — apparently angered by Van Gogh’s Submission, a TV film critical of Islam’s treatment of women — had murdered the controversial Dutch filmmaker. So Van Gogh’s polarizing shadow envelops Buscemi’s tribute, shading the vitriolic exchanges between “big-time political pundit” Pierre (Buscemi) and Katya (Sienna Miller). Pierre is pissed at being stuck conducting this puff piece in the star’s Tribeca loft while a political shitstorm erupts over Washington. But though he’s at first dismissive of “Cuntia,” Pierre meets his intellectual match. Sienna Miller, who’s navigated a scandal or two, impresses as the tabloid star, but Buscemi dulls the sexual tension that’s so pervasive in Van Gogh’s original by casting himself as Pierre
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