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Studio Criterion Collection
Format Blu-ray
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Daniel Schmid, Jean Eustache, Lisa Kreuzer, Peter Lilienthal, Sandy Whitelaw, Lou Cassel
Original Language English, French, German
Number of Discs 1
Street Date January 12th , 2016

Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game. Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American art dealer who entangles a terminally ill German everyman, played by Bruno Ganz, in a seedy criminal underworld as revenge for a personal slight—but when the two become embroiled in an ever-deepening murder plot, they form an unlikely bond. Filmed on location in Hamburg and Paris, with some scenes shot in grimy, late-seventies New York City, Wenders’s international breakout is a stripped-down crime story that mixes West German and American film flavors, and it features cameos by filmmakers Jean Eustache, Samuel Fuller, and Nicholas Ray.

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