A Most Wanted Man

Based on a 2008 John LeCarre novel, and directed by Anton Corbijin, this espionage thriller stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as a German intelligence agent based in the port city of Hamburg. Historically, Hamburg was the city where the 9-11 terrorist attacks were planned, and this movie focuses on Hoffman’s struggles to run an anti-terrorist squad and develop intelligence sources in the city’s Islamnic community.

The tension ramps up when a young Chechen/Russian man shows up. A victim of torture, he is regarded as a potential jihadist, but he also has a defender in a human rights lawyer played by Rachel McAdam.

A Most Wanted Man screens Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m. Here’s the trailer:

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.