Steve Buscemi, Tara Elders, Molly Griffith, Robert Hines, Jackson Loo
Directed by Steve Buscemi
The controversial dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh had intended to make this movie before he was murdered by a Muslim extremist. So Steve Buscemi took over as director and co-writer. He also takes the lead role of Pierre, a snob of a D.C. correspondent who gets his nose out of joint when assigned to interview Katya (Sienna Miller), a sex-kitten actress he ranks below Paris Hilton. The film is unashamedly a claustrophobic exercise, shot in one room in which two characters strip away layers of pretense to get at the truth. Stick with it for Miller's gutsy tour de force and the kick of watching Buscemi, as actor and filmmaker, turn an experiment into a mesmerizing battle of wills.