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Title Der Amerikanische Freund [videorecording] = The American friend / Janus Films ; Wim Wenders Stiftung ; der Filmverlag der Autoren zeigt ; eine Coproduktion der Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH, Berlin, mit Wim Wenders Produktion, München, les Films du losange, Paris, und dem Westdeutschen Rundfunk, Köln ; ein Film von Wim Wenders ; Buch und Regie, Wim Wenders.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    AME    DUE 12-12-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Director approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (126 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
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures. lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 793
Criterion collection ; 793.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language In English, French and German, with English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Cast Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmid, Sandy Whitelaw, Jean Eustache, Lou Castel.
Credits Director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Peter Przygodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art directors, Heidi and Toni Lüdi ; costume designer, Isolde Nist.
Note Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's game.
DVD release of the 1977 motion picture; restored in 2014.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A young picture framer thinks that he has a terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money.
Note Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (from 2002 featuring Wim Wenders and Dennis Hopper). Disc 2: Wim Wenders (interview with the director 37 min.); Bruno Ganz (interview with the actor 27 min.); Deleted scenes (35 min. of scenes with audio commentary by Wim Wenders); Trailer. Insert includes an essay by Francine Prose, Little lies and big disasters.
Contents Disc 1. The American friend -- Disc 2. Special features.
Subject Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Serial murderers -- Drama.
Psychopaths -- Drama.
Criminals -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
France -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Wenders, Wim, film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-2010, actor.
Ganz, Bruno, actor.
Kreuzer, Lisa, actor.
Blain, Gérard, actor.
Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979, actor.
Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997, actor.
Lilienthal, Peter, 1929- actor.
Schmid, Daniel, 1941-2006, actor.
Whitelaw, Sandy, 1930-2015, actor.
Eustache, Jean, 1938-1981, actor.
Castel, Lou, 1943- actor.
Müller, Robby, 1940-2018, director of photography.
Przygodda, Peter, editor of moving image work.
Knieper, Jürgen, composer (expression)
Lüdi, Heidi, art director.
Lüdi, Toni, art director.
Nist, Isolde, costume designer.
Prose, Francine, 1947- writer of supplementary textual content.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995. Ripley's game.
Janus Films, film distributor.
Wim Wenders Stiftung, film distributor.
Filmverlag der Autoren, production company.
Road Movies Filmproduktion, production company.
Wim Wenders Produktion, production company.
Films du losange (Firm), production company.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note English title from container and disc label: American friend
ISBN 1681430983
Standard No. 715515165815
Music No. CC2573D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2573D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2573D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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