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Corbijn debuts post-9/11 thriller A Most Wanted Man at Sundance

Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:21 AM
 
Director Anton Corbijn attends the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan 19, 2014. Corbijn explores the real-life fears and paranoia in the post-9/11 world in the intense new espionage thriller. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARK CITY, Utah (REUTERS) - Director Anton Corbijn explores the real-life fears and paranoia in the post-9/11 world in the intense new espionage thriller A Most Wanted Man.

The film, based on John le Carre's best-selling thriller novel of the same name, is a tale of spies and terrorism, set in Hamburg, Germany, a city that has been on high alert after the 9/11 hijackers planned their attack on America from there.

Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays German spy Gunther Bachmann, a man driven by the shame of previous failure into an obsessive pursuit of capturing terrorists by any means necessary.

Hoffman, 46, told Reuters at the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival that he connected to a lot of Gunther's personality, and believed the character would resonate with most people.

 
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