The American Friend Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Gérard Blain, Lisa Kreuzer, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller

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Based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, THE AMERICAN FRIEND (Der Amerikanische Freund)is a movie written and directed by Wim Wenders in 1976. The picture was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Jonathan is a craftsman suffering from leukemia. He's contacted by Gérard Blain who offers him a great sum of money if he kills someone in Paris. At first reluctant, Jonathan finally accepts the deal hoping that the reward can help him find a solution to cure his illness. But then Blain won't leave him alone and proposes another hit. Dennis -Tom Ripley- Hopper, who appreciates Jonathan will help his "amateur in crime" friend to get out of this dangerous spiral.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   moving train    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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