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The American Friend (1977)


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4 out of 10 Good movie - As long as you're not tired!
Donal from Wexford, 09 Aug 2009
One of Wim Wenders earlier works, this adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel (another being Ripley's Game), is a dark and slow moving tale of desperation and friendship. A man is told he has a terminal illness and is coerced into becoming an assassin. After watching this film, I almost felt like I would have to google it to find out what it was about. Watching it a second time may yield more enjoyment. Great acting and great cinematography ultimately make up for the mildly bewildering plotl
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What's it about....
Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper) is an American sociopath who sells forged paintings in Germany. Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz of Wings of Desire and Nosferatu) is an idealistic art restorer dying from a rare blood disease. But when Ripley arranges for the desperate family man to carry out a high-paying mob hit, the two forge an uneasy bond steeped in deceit, corruption and cold-blooded murder...








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