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Today a cult film, The American Friend is based on the novel Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith and won the German Critics Prize in 1977.
Frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) believes he is dying from a blood disease and his American friend, displaced cowboy Ripley (Dennis Hopper), decides to use his illness to his advantage. Ripley introduces him to a gangster who proposes to the dying man that he should become a professional mob assassin, assuring a large legacy for his wife and children. Since he is facing death anyway, what has he to lose? Ripley had originally intended to allow Jonathan to do the dirty work that he didn't feel like doing, but has second thoughts when he becomes friends with the doomed man.
Feature-Length Commentary With Wim Wenders And Dennis Hopper
Deleted Scenes (With Optional Commentary)
Exclusive Limited Edition Collector's Booklet
Actors Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmi, Jean Eustache, Rudolf Schündler, Sandy Whitelaw & Lou Castel Director Wim Wenders Certificate 15 years and over Year 1977 Screen Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic Languages German - Dolby (2.0) Stereo / Dolby Digital (5.1) Subtitles English Duration 2 hours (approx)
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