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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)

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

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$17,237,244 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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This film's story is set in Hamburg. Source novel author John le Carré worked for British intelligence's MI5 & MI6 during the 1950s and 1960s and worked in both Berlin and Hamburg. Le Carré was in Berlin when the Berlin Wall was being constructed. In Hamburg, Le Carré has worked as both a consul and as an agent. See more »

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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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Günther Bachmann: [Puts a pen in Brue's pocket] It's just an ordinary pen. Looks like a pen, writes like a pen, and listens like a pen.
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Sea Of Love
Written by Phil Phillips (as Philip Baptiste) and George Khoury
Performed by Phil Phillips and The Twilights
© Published by Fort Knox Music Inc. / Trio Music Co. Inc., USA
Sub-Verlag: Peermusic (Germany) GmbH, Hamburg
With Kind Permission of Peermusic (Germany) GmbH, Hamburg
(P) 1959 The Island Def Jam Music Group - With Kind Permission of Universal Music International - a Division of Universal Music GmbH
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Another great John le Carre adaptation
26 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Most Wanted Man is a thoroughly engaging movie which sadly includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman's final performance. He is wonderful in the film and is surrounded by a solid cast, though not nearly as good as Hoffman. Similar to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the pace is moderate with almost no summer blockbuster action. It's a wonderful pallet cleanser for anyone who enjoys a thriller and has already seen a bunch of the latest CGI showcases.

Tinker Tailor is more difficult to understand than this movie as A Most Wanted Man weaves a fairly straight forward plot. Some reviews I read before seeing the film had me thinking twice about reading the wikipedia plot synopsis before I went into the theater, but I ventured in without doing so and didn't have any trouble keeping up. I'll also be happy to see it again on Blu-Ray in my home theater and will surely catch much more of the subtle nuances.

It's well worth the $10+ bucks to see it if you have a good theater nearby, but if you miss it this summer, it's 100% worth the time to watch it at home. The scenes are beautifully shot, but don't require an IMAX sized screen to enjoy.


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