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The American friend = Der Amerikanische freund

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Director-approved two-DVD special edition.


In English, French, and German, with English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmid, Jean Eustache, Sandy Whitelaw, Lou Castel.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2016]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (126 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 17 cm)


Not rated.


An amoral American art dealer who entangles a terminally ill German everyman in a seedy criminal underworld as revenge for a personal slight--but when the two become embroiled in an ever-deepening murder plot, they form an unlikely bond.


Title from container.

Based on the novel "Ripley's Game" by Patricia Highsmith.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.

Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Stiftung

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