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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


    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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    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films du Losange, Wim Wenders Produktion

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    Reverse Angle Pictures

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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)


    Official Competition