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Title The American friend [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Wim Wenders.

Publication Info. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    AME    Available
Edition Special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical 5.1 surround Dolby digital rda
widescreen (1.66:1) rda
DVD-video NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
Series Criterion collection ; 793
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 793.
System Details DVD ; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language In English, French and German, with subtitles in English.
Note Title from container.
Cast Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Samuel Fuller, Nicholas Ray.
Credits Director of photography, Robby Müller ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; editor, Peter Przygodda.
Note Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel "Ripley's Game."
Widescreen (1.66:1) aspect ratio.
DVD release of the 1977 motion picture.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A young picture framer thinks that he has terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money.
Note Special features: Audio commentary from 2002 featuring Wim Wenders and Dennis Hopper ; new interviews with Wim Wenders and Bruno Ganz ; deleted scenes with audio commentary by Wim Wenders ; trailer ; essay by Francine Prose.
Subject Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Serial murderers -- Drama.
Psychopaths -- Drama.
Criminals -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
France -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Crime films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Added Author Wenders, Wim, film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-2010, actor.
Ganz, Bruno, actor.
Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997, actor.
Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995. Ripley's game.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Original title: Amerikanische Freund
ISBN 1681430983
Standard No. 715515165815
Music No. CC2573DDVD The Criterion Collection

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