A Most Wanted Man
- Grigoriy Dobrygin

Overview - The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9).  Read more...

 
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Overview

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa's motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of Gunter's plot and express both impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme's effectiveness. A MOST WANTED MAN premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Cast List

Herbert Gronemeyer
Anton Corbijn - Music Video Producer
John Le Carré - Author, TAILOR OF PANAMA (2001)
Benoit Delhomme - French Director Of Photography
Andrew Bovell - Australian Screenwriter/ HEAD ON
Willem Dafoe - American Actor
William Dafoe - American Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Oscar-winning actor, CAPOTE, DOUBT
Philip S. Hoffman - Oscar-winning actor, CAPOTE, DOUBT
Max Volkert Martens
Bernhard Schutz
Derya Alabora
Nina Hoss - German Actress - A GIRL CALLED ROSEMARIE
Homayon Ershadi - Iranian actor/Taste of Cherry
Homayoun Ershadi - Iranian actor/Taste of Cherry
Tamer Yigit
Ursina Lardi - Actress
Daniel Bruhl - Actor, WHITE SOUND (2002)
Rachel McAdams - Actress, THE NOTEBOOK (2004), MEAN GIRLS
Martin Wuttke - actor
Mehdi Dehbi
Kostja Ullmann
Rainer Bock - Actor
Vicky Krieps
Robin Wright - Actress, THE PLEDGE (2000)
Robin Wright Penn - Actress, THE PLEDGE (2000)
Grigoriy Dobrygin
Franz Hartwig
Charlotte Schwab

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 121
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 031398204893
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Terrorism
Thriller
Spy
Germany
Muslim

 
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Reviews:
"[It] crackles with a jigsaw-puzzle intelligence and features a superbly subtle lead performance from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman…" -- Grade: B - 07/18/2014 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he last full-scale Hoffman performance – and it's a master class in acting – comes in A MOST WANTED MAN, Anton Corbijn's tense, twisty and terrific spy thriller…" - 07/24/2014 Rolling Stone


"Hoffman, slumping with defeat when not using his weight as a weapon, locates the tragedy of his disheartened hero….The actor’s subtlety will be missed, but so will his way with an expletive." -- Grade: B - 07/24/2014 A.V. Club


4 stars out of 4 -- "As beautifully played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last and most powerful performances, the antihero of A MOST WANTED MAN is simply too much at the mercy of others to be a master of anything." - 07/24/2015 Washington Post


4 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t is one of the best spy thrillers in recent years." - 07/24/2015 Chicago Sun-Times


"[A] smart, bluntly effective adaptation of John le Carré’s post-9/11 political passion play about good, evil and the sins committed in the name of national security." - 07/24/2015 New York Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "Corbijn has a terrific eye for a steely, urban Northern Europe beauty that fits right in with the trendy Nordic noir vibe." - 09/12/2014 Empire


4 stars out of 5 -- "[Philip Seymour Hoffman] reminds us how brilliantly he could combine size and threat with graceful subtlety." - 09/08/2014 Total Film

 
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