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Catch the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man’s trailer.

This adaptation of John le Carre‘s suspenseful novel is already gaining significant praise from critics. Currently it holds a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes’ TomatoMeter for its intricate and subversive approach to the spy genre, and for Hoffman‘s excellent performance.

Supported by an solid cast that includes Willem Dafoe and Rachel McAdams, A Most Wanted Man seems set to be a slow-paced old school spy thriller. This should delight Le Carre fans, although it runs the risk of leaving others a little cold. Those who enjoyed the excellent adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy back in 2011 will want to check this one out, although it looks set to be less arty than Alfredson‘s effort.

A Most Wanted Man‘s plot details how when a horrifically tortured half-Chechen half-Russian illegally immigrates into present day Hamburg he finds himself caught up in intelligence investigations and the war on terror. A race against time begins as the German and US intelligence agencies must figure out whether this man is a victim or a extremist threat.

The film seems to set on delivering discussions on ethics within intelligence, and asking that age old question about whether the ends justify the means in a thriller that should demand the audiences attention and brain power. It can be expected that the film won’t spoon feed all the answers to you simply, and if that doesn’t sound like your sort of thing then fair enough. We here at Cinema Chords are very interested to see what we make of this one, and we certainly want to catch one of Hoffman‘s last performances on the big screen. The release date is set for September 5th.

We will leave you with the trailer:

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[NEWS EDITOR] James fell in love with film when he watched Psycho for the first time; it was being re-shown in a cinema, and he didn’t know anything about the plot. Since then he has watched endless amounts of films, likes to think that is a little better educated in cinematic history now, and keeps a blog dedicated to film reviews. He ended up going to university to study English and Creative Writing, and consequently now has had poetry published and writes scripts.