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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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Abdullah's Bodyguard (as Neil Melik Abdullah)
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Rasheed
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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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1 August 2014 (USA)  »

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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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John le Carré: bearded white-haired man in the bar scene when Bachmann intervenes in a fight. See more »

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When Mr. Brue approaches Abdullah's house in his Mercedes SL, a red warning triangle is visible in the driver's mirror, implying that there are cars or other objects in the blind spot of the mirror. However, in the next shot the car is shown to be the only one on the street. See more »

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Günther Bachmann: Hamburg is one of the great ports of the world, Tommy. For centuries, it opened its arms to every foreigner who washed up on its shores. Now, since 9/11, the eyes of every dark skinned man - we see someone that wants to kill us. The problem is, some of them do. The question is whether Issa Karpov is one of them.
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Written and Performed by Roy Orbison
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All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
(P) With Kind Permission of BMG Rights Management GmbH (Germany)
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Spy Work: Gritty, Dirty and Glamor-Free
10 August 2014 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

The plot hardly matters here; it's only a vehicle for exploring the dirty side of intelligence work and is complicated as a Swiss watch. Maybe the NSA revelations have you thinking twice about spywork? The fact that we caught spying on our own allies, the Germans, adds a special relevance to this tale. But the real appeal here is a)LeCarre's dark, dark, dark worldview and b) Hoffman's superb acting. He just tosses this role off, and is utterly convincing. After you see this you should see the film that perfectly bookends it: LeCarre's early '60s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Just as gritty and dirty and with Richard Burton as Alec Leamus. Like Gunther Bachmann,Leamus was a worn-out, beat-up, used-up operative, and audiences of the time, entranced by the frivolities of James Bond, were rather shocked by the dose of reality he represented.


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