Der Amerikanische Freund 1977

Hamburg: while marketing forged paintings, Tom Ripley meets Jonathan Zimmerman, a picture framer, innocently involved in the deal, and a man who may only have a short time to live. Approached by a Frenchman anxious to find a non-professional assassin to carry out a highly-paid killing, Ripley suggests Jonathan.

Books with substantial mentioning of Der Amerikanische Freund
Horst Fleig
Wim Wenders, Hermetische Filmsprache und Fortschreiben antiker Mythologie
Bielefeld, 2005

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

J. Hoberman
Dennis Hopper, From Method to Madness
, 1988

Frank N. Magill (ed.)
Magill's Survey of Cinema, Foreign Language Films. Volume 1 A-CED
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1985

Robert Fischer/Joe Hembus
Der Neue Deutsche Film, 1960-1980
München, 1981

Der Amerikanische Freund
(The American Friend)

West Germany / France 1977

Directed by

Lisa Kreuzer
Gérard Blain
Daniel Schmid
Lou Castel


Running time:125 minutes
Country:West Germany

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