Roxane Coss (Julianne Moore
), a famous American soprano, travels to South America to give a private concert at the birthday party of rich Japanese industrialist Katsumi Hosokawa (Ken Watanabe
Just as a handsome gathering of local dignitaries convenes at Vice-President Ruben Ochoa's mansion, including French Ambassador Thibault (Christopher Lambert) and his wife, Hosokawa's faithful translator Gen (Ryo Kase), and Russian trade delegate Fyorodov (Olek Krupa), the house is taken over by guerrillas demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Their only contact with the outside world is through Red Cross negotiator Messner (Sebastian Koch).
, Ken Watanabe
, Sebastian Koch, Christopher Lambert
, Elsa Zylberstein, Ryo Kase, Olek Krupa