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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

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Issa Karpov (as Grigory Dobrygin)
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Mehdi Dehbi ...
Jamal
Neil Malik Abdullah ...
Abdullah's Bodyguard (as Neil Melik Abdullah)
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Maximilian
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Niki
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Rasheed
Franz Hartwig ...
Karl
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The Admiral
Vedat Erincin ...
Storekeeper
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Derya Alabora ...
Leyla Oktay
Tamer Yigit ...
Melik Oktay
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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. Written by Roadside Attractions

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Inspired by true events. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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1 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre más buscado  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,686,526 (USA) (25 July 2014)

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$17,237,244 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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First ever filmed production collaboration of John le Carré with both and each of his sons, Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell. The latter pair are producers on this film whilst le Carré is the author of the film's source novel, "A Most Wanted Man" (2008), as well as many other spy novels. John le Carré's real birth name is "David Cornwell", with his actual full name being "David John Moore Cornwell", sharing the same "Cornwell" last name surname as his sons, Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell. The Night Manager (2016) became the second collaboration and Our Kind of Traitor (2016) the third collaboration of the sons with their father who again also wrote both of these two productions' source novels. See more »

Goofs

When jumping into the U-Bahn at "Landungsbrücken" on that track the next station is "Baumwall" and not "Reeperbahn". When you want to reach "Reeperbahn" you have to go underground (S-Bahn) at "Landungsbrücken" and travel in the opposite direction one station. Also it is almost impossible to play tricks with those train doors in the way they did. See more »

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Martha Sullivan: Old habits die hard.
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To Hell With Poverty
Written by Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham (as Hugo H. Burnham, Andy Gill (as Andrew Gill) and Jon King
Produced and Mixed by Andy Gill
Performed by Gang of Four
© Bug Music Ltd (GB) / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Hugo Burnham Pub. Des. (ASCAP) / Elastic Purejoy Music (ASCAP)
All Rights on Behalf of Elastic Purejoy Music (ASCAP) & Hugo Burnham Pub. Des. (ASCAP) Administered by Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG
With Kind Permission of BMG Rights Management_GmbH (Germany) and Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG
(P) With Kind Permission of Gang of Four
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At long last, a ballistics-free espionage film with an actual storyline
2 August 2014 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie at the Century Napa Valley Theater(they have a wine bar...naturlich!)after work yesterday while waiting for the homeward bound traffic to die down. It's terrific. A story about German spooks in Hamburg (Mohamed Ata's launch pad) setting a trap for a suspected terrorist financier, and not a single shot is fired, no one is killed, no dead bodies, no impossible martial arts acrobatics and no "amazing" shots of bullets frozen in mid air. In other words, an actual story via the maestro John le Carre. The ending is really infuriating, but probably representative of how a lot of these efforts have ended up since 9/11. Philip Seymour Hoffman is over the top as the head spook. I'm sure going to miss him.

Unusually, all the main characters are played by American/Canadian actors. Not a single Brit or Aussie and Germans only in supporting roles. Another reason it's a real one-off.

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