The American Friend

Wim Wenders, 125 mins, West Germany, 35mm, English and German with English subtitles. Source: Goethe Institut. Courtesy: Goethe Institut.

The American Friend
The American Friend

Wim Wenders' evocative and playful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley's Game is a suspense-filled cult film providing an important transition between the director's earlier European work and the increasingly internationalist preoccupations and sensibilities of his globetrotting cinema of the last 30 years.

Shifting between Hamburg, Paris and New York, this melancholy examination of shifting identity displays a fascination with the Americanisation of Europe and betrays the core influence of two of its featured actors: Nicholas Ray and Sam Fuller.

Starring Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Lisa Kreuzer, GĂ©rard Blain, Daniel Schmid, David Blue and Jean Eustache.

Dates   Wed 29 Feb 2012, 7pm
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