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.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler