The American Friend

Der amerikanische Freund

127 mins
8.2 / 10 (4906)


Jonathan Zimmerman, a picture framer who suffers from a fatal disease, crosses paths with Tom Ripley, who trafficks forged artworks. Drawn into an underworld of shady gangsters, Zimmerman is tempted to commit murder for a sum of money that would ensure the welfare of his family after his death.

MUBI's take

Wim Wenders meets Patricia Highsmith! The New German Cinema master tackles the famed mystery writer in this triumphant gem of a thriller, starring the reliably insane Dennis Hopper as Mr. Ripley. Not to mention the precious appearances of Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller in their gangster roles.

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