Archive of films Traffic / Traffic

USA / Germany
2000, 147 min

Section: Tribute to Benicio Del Toro
Year: 2022

Director Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic is a fascinating tale of the drug trade told from the perspective of everyone involved: politicians, police, smugglers, and end users. Soderbergh gives everyone their own story, which cleverly intertwines with all the others on the US-Mexico border.  Excelling in this star-studded crime drama are Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.


Synopsis

Director Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic is a fascinating story about the drug trade told from the perspectives of everyone involved: politicians, police, smugglers, and end users. Soderbergh gives everyone their own story, which cleverly intertwines with all the others on the US-Mexico border. The result is a complex narrative that justifiably dominated the 2001 Academy Awards. Besides awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Editing, another golden Oscar statue went to the phenomenal Benicio Del Toro for his supporting role as police officer Javier Rodriguez. Excelling in other roles were Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Steven Soderbergh (1963, Atlanta, USA). Selected filmography: Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), King of the Hill (1993), Traffic (2000), Erin Brockovich (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Side Effects (2013), The Laundromat (2019).

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Tribute to Benicio Del Toro
   
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan
Dir. of Photography: Steven Soderbergh
Music: Cliff Martinez
Editor: Stephen Mirrione
Art Director: Philip Messina, Keith P. Cunningham
Producer: Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick
Production: Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Guests

Benicio Del Toro

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