Based on John le Carre’s spy thriller, the movie features the tragic Hoffman as the head of a covert German spy unit in Hamburg – the city in which the September 11 attacks were planned.
The modern-day plot sees a man on the run arrive in the city’s Islamic community; he is desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune – but nothing about him seems to add up.
Augmenting the stellar cast directed by Anton Corbijn is The Notebook star Rachel McAdams, in the role of a young lawyer, and Oscar-nominated Willem Dafoe, playing a British banker.
Both characters are drawn into the web of intrigue, which takes place beneath the steady gaze of Hoffman’s character.
The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to favourable reviews.
A Most Wanted Man opens in UK cinemas on 12 September.Reuse content