Christmas to your door NZ's largest range of gifts – Overnight delivery in NZ – Order up to 21 December Learn more

Thriller & Mystery Movies:

The American Friend

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

The American Friend

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper) is an American sociopath who sells forged paintings in West Germany. Jonathan Zimmerman (Bruno Ganz) is an idealistic art restorer dying from a rare blood disease. But when Ripley arranges for the desperate family man to carry out a high-paying mob hit, the two form an uneasy bond steeped in the rivetting thriller Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith. Legendary American filmmakers Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller co-star in this worldwide cult hit co-written and directed by Oscar-nominee Wim Wenders. Special Features: * Audio commentary by director Wim Wenders and star Dennis Hopper * Deleted scenes with commentary by director Wim Wenders * Original Theatrical Trailer * Insert Essay by Dr Adrian Danks, Head of Cinema Studies at the School of Applied Communication, RMIT University, President & Co-curator of the Melbourne

Review

"A thriller that's nearly devoid of thrills? That's not a complaint--it's what makes The American Friend one of the most stylish (and, at the time, most expensive) films to emerge from the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Loosely adapting Patricia Highsmith's mystery novel Ripley's Game, director Wim Wenders shifted priority from plotting to character, emphasizing a richly colorful and atmospheric approach to locations in Hamburg, where a picture-framer (Bruno Ganz) is lured into an assassination scheme involving a mysterious Frenchman (Gerard Blain) and the titular American friend, Tom Ripley (played by Dennis Hopper, a far cry from Matt Damon's portrayal of the same character in The Talented Mr. Ripley). The plotting is vague to the point of irrelevance; Wenders prefers to maintain the aura of mystery, as opposed to generating any conventional suspense, and expresses his affection for American movies by casting favorite directors Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller in pivotal supporting roles. The result is an intoxicating example of cinematic cross-pollination." --Jeff Shannon
Release date NZ
October 11th, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Language
German, English
Length (Minutes)
122
Studio
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Country of Production
  • Germany
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x15
UPC
9322225051003
Product ID
1521302

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 210 Banana Points