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The American Friend (Der Amerikanische Freund) (1977)

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Starring (View all)
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
Tom Ripley
Bruno Ganz Bruno Ganz
Jonathan Zimmermann
Lisa Kreuzer Lisa Kreuzer
Marianne Zimmermann
Gérard Blain Gérard Blain
Raoul Minot
Nicholas Ray Nicholas Ray
'Derwatt'
Samuel Fuller Samuel Fuller
Der Amerikaner
Peter Lilienthal Peter Lilienthal
Marcangelo
Daniel Schmid Daniel Schmid
Igraham


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An average movie

4 years, 10 months ago at Dec 1 15:47
To be honest, it has been ages since I saw this movie and I should probably re-watch it at some point. At some point, I saw ‘Paris, Texas’, the damned thing completely blew me away and, from that point, I became a huge fan of Wim Wenders. With this in mind, I was quite eager to check this movie and I had some rather high expectations but, eventually, I was actually slightly disappointed by the... read more
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Release date: 28 September 1977
UPC: 013131202892
Tags: 1970s (9), Thriller (8), 1977 (7), Germany (6), Crime (5), German (5), Mystery (4), Mafia (4), Drama (4), Suspense (3), Dark (3), (3), France (2), Death (2), Murder (2), Proposition (1), Psychotronic (1), Hamburg Germany (1), Pastiche (1), Family Man (1)
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"Loosely based on Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley’s Game, The American Friend wears its love of the United States and its cinematic lineage on its sleeve. From its engagement with genre tropes (particularly noir), to its tangibly grimy urban backdrops, to its archetypal hero/villain dramatic dichotomy, there’s no mistaking the film’s American influence. Dennis Hopper stars as the novel’s namesake charlatan, though in a sage bit of imagination from the actor, not as Highsmith’s methodicall"


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An average movie

“To be honest, it has been ages since I saw this movie and I should probably re-watch it at some point. At some point, I saw ‘Paris, Texas’, the damned thing completely blew me away and, from that point, I became a huge fan of Wim Wenders. With this in mind, I was quite eager to check this movie and I had some rather high expectations but, eventually, I was actually slightly disappointed by the whole thing. Back then, I had no idea who the hell was Tom Ripley, indeed, I would watch ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ maybe 5 or 6 years later. Above all, at the time, I was barely able to follow this rather convoluted plot and many agree that this movie was above all about the mood and the atmosphere but, once again, I never felt much connection to the whole thing which was too cold and cumbers” read more

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