The American Friend

125 minutes 1977 7.4

Tom Ripley has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests his associate ask a local picture framer instead. That man has a fatal disease, or so it’s rumored. More, he has a wife and kid that surely he wouldn’t want to leave penniless. Let this picture framer be a hit man, and no one will suspect. The terminally ill craftsman may agree to the misdeed, and several more, but he’ll end up needing Tom Ripley in a pinch.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Der amerikanische Freund
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Crime, drama, mysticism
Actors: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Director: Wim Wenders
Producer: Joachim von Mengershausen, Wim Wenders
Music: Jürgen Knieper
Script: Wim Wenders
Country: France, Germany
Language: English, German