In the film version of the 2008 global success “A most wanted man” by John le Carré, Dutch director Anton Corbijn sets a convincing scene of general suspicion and the unscrupulous game played by various secret services, and skilfully showcases it with international acting greats such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Brühl.
Two current Mercedes-Benz vehicles are also involved. The banker Thomas Brue (Willem Dafoe) drives in an SL Roadster through the location, the Elbe metropolis of Hamburg, whilst the German agent Günther Bachmann (in one of his final roles: Philip Seymour Hoffman) goes about his sinister machinations in an S-Class.
In Germany the film celebrates its premieres on 3rd September 2014 in Hamburg and on 4th September in Berlin. The film is released in cinemas on 11th September. Mercedes-Benz is supporting both premiere celebrations with an exclusive shuttle service for VIP guests.
The Hanseatic city of Hamburg is the stomping ground of national and international secret services, who not only hunt dangerous terrorists, but also spy on and torment each other. When the enigmatic refugee Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), half Russian, half Chechen, appears in the Elbe metropolis searching for the illegally gained fortune of his Russian father and makes contact with the Islamic community, the alarm bells start ringing with both the German and the US secret services. Nothing about this young man fits together and ever more questions are raised about him. The idealistic lawyer Annabel Richter (Rachel McAdams) and the banker Thomas Brue (Willem Dafoe) become embroiled in his story. The leader of a semi-official German spy unit, Günther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman), already has his eye on Karpov and is meticulously observing everything that happens. The CIA agent on the spot, Martha Sullivan (Robin Wright), is also keeping an eye on developments. Whilst the clock is ticking and the explosive climax is getting ever closer, Issa Karpov becomes the most wanted man in the world. The trailer for the film can be viewed at: www.amostwantedman.senator.de