|Fri 3rd October||7:45pm|
|Sat 4th October||7:45pm|
|Sun 5th October||7:45pm|
Dir: Anton Corbijn | UK / USA / Germany | 2014 | 122 mins
Cast | Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright
Adapted from a John Le Carré novel by Control director Anton Corbijn, this gripping post-9/11 espionage thriller really delivers. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman is riveting as a cynical German intelligence officer investigating a suspected Chechen terrorist, along the way exposing the territorial power-plays by competing national and international intelligence agencies who seem more concerned with their political ambitions than keeping their citizens safe. With excellent supporting performances from Willem Dafoe (as a conflicted banker) and Rachel McAdams (as his left-wing lawyer) and an intricate, shifting plot, it’s a grown-up thriller which is both entertaining and thought-provoking.
“It’s a professional old-school espionage outing, intricate as clockwork and acted with relish by the ever-watchable Hoffman” *** Xan Brooks, The Guardian
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