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The American

The American

A Feature film by Marcel Bozzuffi

Produced by Les Productions Artistes Associés, Les Films 13 , Les Films Ariane

Release in France : 24/09/1969

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A man returns to France after living in America for 11 years to find the old hometown has changed. Bruno (Jean-Louis Trintignant looks up some old friends that he left behind. One man was killed in the war with Algeria, and others are resigned to live out their lives in a sullen acceptance of fate. Leone (Simone Signoret) runs the local bar where the old gang used to meet. Flashbacks are employed to give historical reference to the stories of the characters. Bruno's return is met with a strange mix of suspicion and envy by the locals who have remained in the small town. Director Marcel Bozzuffi plays Jackie, the former football hero who struggles to make it after his athletic career has ended.

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Executive Producers :

Alexandre Mnouchkine, Georges Dancigers, Léon Zuratas, Claude Lelouch

Screenwriter :

Marcel Bozzuffi

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Pierre Ruh

Editor :

Claude Barrois

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Assistant Director :

Alain Corneau

Director of Photography :

Pierre Willemin

Production Manager :

Pierre Pardon

Music Composer :

Georges Moustaki

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100% French (France)

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1 h 20 min

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