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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 (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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