The Sundance Film Festival 2014 announced their schedule for the festival. “A Most Wanted Man” is selected, as previous reported, as part of their Premieres line-up. The movie will have it’s first screening on January 19th in the Eccles Theatre and will have 4 other screenings the following days. Be sure to head over to the official movie page to find out the other dates.
The festivals runs from January 16-26 2014 in Utah. Open tickets sales will start January 16, but be sure to head over to Sundance.org for more information about the tickets and festival.
A Most Wanted Man
2013, 121 minutes, color, Germany/U.S.A., Premieres
Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John Le Carre’s psychological novel follows German spy Gunther Bachmann as he tracks down Issa, a suspicious Chechen-Russian immigrant on the run in Hamburg. Pressured by his German and American colleagues to capture and interrogate his suspect as a Muslim terrorist, Bachmann instead asks for more time to carefully track Issa’s movements and his relationship with his German immigration lawyer, Annabel Richter. Using his secret contacts and keen skill, Bachmann uncovers a connection between a world-renowned Muslim philanthropist and a terrorist group, and devises a plan to use Issa and Annabel in a brilliant ploy to expose the scheme.
In a post-9/11 world, the fear of terrorism grips the globe. Corbijn’s captivating storytelling depicts the underbelly of the often corrupt business of eliminating terrorists. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s portrayal of Bachmann is breathtaking as his complicated character strives to maintain his integrity in a grossly depraved industry wrought with furtive motives.
Cast and Credits
Director: Anton Corbijn
Screenwriter: Andrew Bovell
Producers: Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan, Malte Grunert
Cinematographer: Benoît Delhomme
Composer: Herbert Grönemeyer
Editor: Claire Simpson
Production Designer: Sebastian T. Krawinkel
Principal Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright