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The Most Wanted Man – Britain (2014)

August 2, 2015
5:30 pm

Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final leading role on screen. Adapted from John Le Carre’s 2008 novel and directed by Anton Corbijn, it is set entirely in the port city of Hamburg, where Mohammed Atta planned the September 11, 2001 attacks under the intelligence radar. 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?