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Der amerikanische Freund

Regie Wim Wenders
Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Frankreich, 1977
Krimi, Thriller

Darum geht's

Jonathan Zimmermann leidet an einer unerklärlichen Krankheit. Eines Tages taucht der Franzose Minot in seinem Laden auf. Er macht Jonathan ein unglaubliches Angebot. Für eine Viertelmillion soll er in Paris einen Killer der Mafia umbringen.

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Der amerikanische Freund Regie Wim Wenders
Early in his career, Wenders was often drawn to these kind of mythic pairings of masculine archetypes. And in that sense, The American Friend seems to directly anticipate such iconic works of metaphysical inquiry as Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire, while also standing as Wenders's intrepid first step toward becoming the truly cosmopolitan artist we know him as today.
January 22, 2016
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Haunting, playful, and subtly daring, Wim Wenders's The American Friend (1977) exemplifies the best of what can happen when one visionary takes as his inspiration the work of another, using it to explore and express his own obsessions.
January 12, 2016
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Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels are sickening in the best way—Tom Ripley is so charming, and so utterly without remorse, that wanting to see him succeed is a little like wanting to be caught cheating. Thus with Wenders's adaptation, starring Dennis Hopper (not Matt Damon).
February 25, 2015
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