This film is based on the thriller/espionage novel by John le Carré where a young Chechen, ex-prisoner arrives illegally in Hamburg, Germany with a claim to a fortune held in a private bank. It follows the theme of international war on terror and money laundering, including the difficulty in trying to overcome these elements while dealing with bureaucracy.
I really enjoyed how real this film was… You felt like you were with the team planning and plotting. I loved that Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams kept their German accents throughout the movie. But just like with our reality sometimes, I was left a little disappointed at the end with the anticlimax of the film after all the intricacies and planning. Overall though, an exceptional movie that I’ll definitely be watching again.