It is time to enjoy another Sunday afternoon movie in Taylor Little Theatre.
This week, the theatre will be showing “A Most Wanted Man.”
The film stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the brilliant chief of a covert German spy unit.
The film takes place in present-day Hamburg, in the large Islamic community, and centers around a half-Chechen, half-Russian man who shows up in the community near-dead after being tortured.
He is desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s fortune.
Everyone is confused because nothing about this man seems to add up; is he a victim, thief or worse still, an extremist set on destruction?
Soon, a British banker and a young lawyer are drawn into his web and are determined to defend those who cannot stand up for themselves.
All the while, Hoffman’s character is watching intently, trying to put it all together.
Before Hoffman’s death in February 2014, he gave one last interview to The Associated Press about his role.
Hoffman said, “There’s just something about the story that spoke to me about where I am in my life right now… I saw myself in it somehow, you know, about being in the middle of your life. It’s as much about that as it’s about man really confronting with what he’s passionately been pursuing.”
The film will be shown in Taylor Little Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are just $1 for students with their Mercyhurst ID and $5 for adults.