A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Plot: A mysterious half-Chechen, half-Russian man named Issa (Grigoriy Dobrygin), brutally scarred from torture, surfaces in Hamburg, Germany, on the run and desperate for help. He seeks to recover his late Russian father’s fortune and wants to donate a fortune to Muslim organizations. He soon connects with a British private banker (Willem Dafoe) and a young female activist lawyer named Annabel (Rachel McAdams) fiercely determined to protect the rights of persecuted émigrés. Nothing about the young man seems to add up: is he a victim, a thief, or worse yet, an extremist intent on destruction?

All the while, they are watched by Günther Bachmann (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) who leads a covert German government team that seeks to recruit local informants with ties to Islamic terrorist organizations.  Bachmann’s suspicions are shared by Martha Sullivan (Robin Wright), a high-ranking CIA spy in Germany. Innately distrustful of Martha Sullivan’s motives, Bachmann is however forced into an uncomfortable alliance with her.

Director: Anton Corbijn

Writing Credits: Andrew Bovell (Adapted from John le Carré novel)

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Homayoun Ershadi, Nina Hoss, Daniel Brühl, & Kostja Ullmann.

Music by: Herbert Grönemeyer

Genre: Drama | Thriller

Budget: $15,000,000

Filming Dates: September – October 2012

Filming Locations: Hamburg & Berlin (Germany)

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (USA)

Box Office: $17,237,855 (USA) | $36,233,517 (Worldwide)

Runtime: 122 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated R for language

Robin Wright as Martha Sullivan

In the movie ‘A most wanted man’ (2014), Robin Wright plays a high-ranking CIA agent who is involved with the Anti-Terror unit investigation. She makes allies of various agencies to protect American interests.

“The relationship Bachmann has with Martha Sullivan is really tricky. He doesn’t trust her at all,” says Hoffman. “There’s something about her that is very Bachmann in a very female, American sense. She’s quite focused and she’s probably better than him at what she does. Robin is just wonderful.”

“Robin’s role is an important one and she was perfect for it,” says director Anton Corbijn.

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