The American Friend12A

Directed by Wim Wenders | Germany | 1977 | 2h 6m | German w/ English subtitles | Starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Nicholas Ray

An American living in Hamburg who makes a living by selling forged artworks crosses paths with a terminally ill picture framer who is desperate to leave his family with a respectable inheritance. The two become embroiled in an assassination plot which will give them the riches they desire. Dennis Hooper oozes menace in Wim Wenders’ slow-burning existential neo-noir based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1974 novel Ripley’s Game.

Reviews

‘By refusing to explain Ripley, this gets closer to Highsmith’s character than any other film version.’
★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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