A Most Wanted Man
First screened in July 2014
Director: Anton Corbijn. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Nina Hoss, Homayoun Ershadi, Mehdi Dehbi, Rainer Bock, Herbert Grönemeyer, Daniel Brühl, Vicky Krieps, Kostja Ullmann, Franz Hartwig, Tamer Yigit, Derya Alabora, Max Volkert Martens. Screenplay: Andrew Bovell (based on the novel by John le Carré). Twitter Capsule:
All hatches battened for two hours and then a political gut-punch and a personal laying-bare. That's hard to do.
Achievement lies more with disciplined, confident execution of a recipe many films attempt than with unusual ideas or ambitions. Still, you'll learn something about the world.