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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #140. Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer: Andrew Bovell
Producers: Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan, Malte Grunert
U.S. Distributor: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright

Among Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last on-screen portrayals, word is that his perf is on par with much of the rest of his body of work and while this John le Carré doesn’t measure up to The Constant Gardener or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for thrill-seeking elements, it is nonetheless a satisfying adult divertissement in Anton Corbijn’s young filmography.

Gist: 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?

Release Date: Released at the Sundance and Berlin film fests, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will be releasing the title in the fall.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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