The American Friend

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The American Friend

paris, france based on novel or book hitman dying and death friendship leukemia

The American Friend

Release Date: June 24, 1977

Year    :   1977
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Road Movies, Les Films du Losange, Bavaria Film, Filmverlag der Autoren, Wim Wenders Productions, WDR, Wim Wenders Stiftung
Director    :   Wim Wenders
Producers    :   Wim Wenders, Harald Kügler, Margaret Ménégoz, Joachim von Mengershausen, Pierre Cottrell, Renée Gundelach, Heinz Badewitz, Michael Wiedemann, Philippe Schwartz, Harald Vogel, Claude Bertonazzi, Pat Kirck
Writers    :   Wim Wenders, Patricia Highsmith
RunTime    :   125 mins.

Tom Ripley, an American who deals in forged art, is slighted at an auction in Hamburg by picture framer Jonathan Zimmerman. When Ripley is asked by gangster Raoul Minot to kill a rival, he suggests Zimmerman, and the two, exploiting Zimmerman's terminal illness, coerce him into being a hitman.

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