A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Intrigue , suspense and extraordinary acting by an excellent cast . This interesting movie is a cold thriller plenty of suspense , mystery , tension and a little bit of violence . The ultra-brisk editing and slick scenes movement leaves little time to consider some inadequacies . Philip Seymour Hoffman , at his last film , results to be the main attraction , he sustains interest in this tale of spies and terrorism . Story's core is interesting and script is dense with information and drama . The use of thoughtful messages to add weight to an enjoyable subplot between the alleged terrorist and the young solicitor , though feels a little forced . Based on John Le Carré's novel, is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue , love , rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene . The picture takes parts from a recent sub-genre regarding Islamic terrorism whose main representations are the followings : ¨ The Siege¨ (98, by Edward Zwick with Denzel Washington,Tony Shalhoub) about the dangerous terrorism Arab in US ; ¨ Spy game ¨(2001, by Tony Scott with Brad Pitt and Robert Redford) concerning the spy-world ,¨Body of lies ¨ (2008 by Ridley Scott with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe ) about sophisticated methods of the international terrorism and ¨Traitor¨ (2008 , by Jeffrey Nachmanoff with Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce) dealing with the bombing civilian targets . Exceptional main cast gives good acting as Philip Seymour Hoffman as Günther , Rachel McAdams ad a kind advocate in law and Grigoriy Dobrygin as a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community . Very good support cast such as Robin Wright as Martha Sullivan , Nina Hoss as Irna Frey, Daniel Brühl as Maximilian and Willem Dafoe's cool displaying a brief performance as an astute banker .
The film packs adequate , evocative cinematography by Benoît Delhomme and atmospheric musical score by Herbert Grönemeyer who also appears in a secondary role . The flick was well directed by Anton Corbijn who previously filmed ¨Control¨ and ¨The American¨ . Being written and produced by veteran John Le Carre who wrote several novels about spies sub-genre developed during ¨Cold war¨ , being rendered to cinema in movies as ¨The spy who came in from cold¨ (by Martin Ritt with Richard Burton) , ¨The Kremlin Letter¨(John Huston with Nigel Green) and ¨Russia House¨(Fred Schepisi with Sean Connery) , these films get similar atmosphere and twisted intrigues about spies among East and west World but with no relation to spies from James Bond novels by Ian Fleming . Le Carre's work has been the basis for such recent big screen thrillers as "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "A Most Wanted Man." And today Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie team for John LeCarre TV series based on John LeCarre's 1993 novel "The Night Manager," Ink Factory ("A Most Wanted Man") is producing the series .
- Oct 4, 2014