Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer(s): Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel)
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?
Based on John le Carré’s novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
“The 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, based on John le Carré’s 2008 novel.”-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“[A] thriller, at once brooding, claustrophobic and unbearably tense …”-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times