Nine translators are assembled to translate the 3rd volume of an incredibly popular trilogy into their native languages. Hired for three months they will live in complete seclusion from society, literally treated as prisoners.
When millions of people download the first 10 pages from the book online, it’s apparent that one of the translators is a hacker. If the monetary demand is not met the hacker threatens to post the complete book online – who’d pay for a highly anticipated book if they could read it online for free?
A French ‘whodunnit’ but not in the traditional sense, this film is finely-executed and should keep audiences guessing right up until the very last scene.
Surprisingly the hacker is revealed early in the film, but that’s when momentum builds rapidly with more surprises, twists, and turns.
The Translators does lack the atmosphere of films based on Agatha Christie novels such as Murder On The Orient Express and Death On The Nile since the whodunnit element of this story doesn’t revolve around a murder, however, the intrigue and suspense should deliver a satisfying film experience. (MMo)