The American Friend

(1977)

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AKA: "Der Amerikanische Freund", "L'Ami Americain"
Synopsis: Tribute to the American gangster film helped introduce Wenders to American moviegoers. Young Hamburg picture framer thinks he has a terminal disease and is set up by American expatriate Hopper to become a hired assassin in West Germany. The lure is a promise of quick money that the supposedly dying man can then leave his wife and child. After the first assasination, the two bond. Hopper is the typical Wenders protagonist, a strange man in a strange land looking for a connection. Great, creepy thriller adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel "Ripley's Game." Fuller and Ray (better known as directors) appear briefly as gangsters.
 
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Producer(s): Wim Wenders.
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Elisabeth (Lisa) Kreuzer, Gerard Blain, Jean Eustache, Samuel Fuller, Nicholas Ray, Daniel Schmid, Lou Castel, Rudolf Schuendler, Sandy WhitelawCameo(s): Wim Wenders