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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

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A Most Wanted Man is a movie starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, and Daniel Brühl. A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Issa Karpov (as Grigory Dobrygin)
... Günther Bachmann
... Abdullah
... Jamal
Neil Malik Abdullah ... Abdullah's Bodyguard (as Neil Melik Abdullah)
... Irna Frey
... Maximilian
... Niki
... Rasheed
Franz Hartwig ... Karl
... The Admiral
Vedat Erincin ... Storekeeper
... Dieter Mohr
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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From Master Spy novelist John le Carré Best Selling Author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,717,000, 27 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,237,244, 7 November 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,554,855, 13 November 2014
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2.35 : 1
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When star Philip Seymour Hoffman appeared in a play in Hamburg about twenty years before starring in this film which shot in Hamburg, on both occasions Hoffman stayed at the city's famed Hotel Atlantic. See more »

Goofs

During the first meeting between Annabel Richter and Thomas Brue, Richter hands Brue a hand-written an account number on a piece of paper that was torn from her (Daytimer's) personal organizer. The sound editor overdubbed the sound of a perforated piece of paper being removed from a pad. When the note is seen by the audience, it is a piece of paper that had been bound by a hole punch and would have made a different sound when torn from it's source. See more »

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Dieter Mohr: After 24 hours of questioning, Karpov confessed to taking part in attacks on gas pipelines, transport, infrastructure, police stations.
Irna Frey: After 24 hours of Russian questioning, any one of us would admit to anything.
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Featured in SPYMASTER: John le Carré in Hamburg (2014) See more »

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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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At long last, a ballistics-free espionage film with an actual storyline
2 August 2014 | by 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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