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The American Friend

The American Friend

A Feature film by Wim Wenders

Produced by Les Films du Losange, Wim Wenders Produktion

Release in France : 28/09/1977

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Les Films du Losange, Wim Wenders Produktion

Film exports/foreign sales :

Reverse Angle Pictures

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Tom Ripley has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests his associate ask a local picture framer instead. That man has a fatal disease, or so it's rumored. More, he has a wife and kid that surely he wouldn't want to leave penniless. Let this picture framer be a hit man, and no one will suspect. The terminally ill craftsman may agree to the misdeed, and several more, but he'll end up needing Tom Ripley in a pinch.

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Full credits (5)

Assistant directors :

Emmanuel Clot, Philippe Schwartz

Producers :

Margaret Menegoz, Barbet Schroeder, Wim Wenders

Director of Photography :

Robby Muller

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Drama, Film noir

Production language :

German, English

Coproducer countries :

Germany, France

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Nationality :

Minority French (Germany, France)

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Runtime :

2 h 6 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)

Cannes International Film Festival - 1977

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1977)


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