WIM WENDERS COLLECTION - THE AMERICAN FRIEND

By Wim WENDERS

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Thriller - Completed 1977


    • Year of production
    • 1977
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 127 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wim WENDERS
    • Writer(s)
    • Wim WENDERS
    • Producer(s)
    • Wim WENDERS
    • Synopsis
    • Today a cult film, THE AMERICAN FRIEND is based on the suspense novel Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith and won the German Critics Prize in 1977. Picture-framer Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) believes he is dying from a blood-disease. Jonathan’s cold-hearted American friend, displaced cowboy Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper) decides to use his illness to his advantage, manipulating Jonathan into carrying out a murder contract. A hypnotic noir.
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