The American Friend

Der amerikanische Freund
by Wim Wenders 2h3min Germany 1976
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Film details

The American Friend
by Wim Wenders

Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Dennis Hopper : Tom Ripley
  • Bruno Ganz : Jonathan Zimmermann
  • Lisa Kreuzer : Marianne Zimmermann
  • Gérard Blain : Raoul Minot
  • And with: Samuel Fuller, Lou Castel, Nicholas Ray, Daniel Schmid, Boris Eustache, Sandy Whitelaw, Peter Lilienthal


  • Director Wim Wenders
  • Scenario Wim Wenders
  • Original work author Patricia Highsmith
  • Photo director Robby Müller
  • Set Design Heidi Lüdi, Toni Lüdi
  • Costume Design Isolde Nist
  • Sound Martin Müller, Milan Bor, Max Galinsky, Peter Kaiser
  • Editing Peter Przygodda
  • Original music Jürgen Knieper
  • Producer Wim Wenders
  • Production Compagny Bavaria Film, Filmverlag der Autoren
  • Distributor LMC
  • Production Compagny Les Films du Losange

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1976
  • Release date for France09/28/1977
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageGerman


Récompenses : Festival de Cannes 1977 - Sélectionné en Compétition Officielle César 1978 - Nomination au César du Meilleur Film Étranger

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