Der Amerikanische Freund = the American friend / 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.

Other Title:
English title from container and disc label: American friend
Director approved two-DVD special edition.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Criterion collection; 793.
The Criterion collection ; 793
2 videodiscs (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Serial murderers -- Drama.
Psychopaths -- Drama.
Criminals -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995 -- Film adaptations.
France -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995
Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character)
Serial murderers.
New York (State) -- New York
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Feature films -- Germany (West).
Feature films -- France.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
In English, French and German, with optional English subtitles.
Optional SDH captioning.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
digital optical 5.1 surround Dolby digital
video file DVD video region 1
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.
Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmid, Sandy Whitelaw, Jean Eustache, Lou Castel.
Director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Peter Przygodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art directors, Heidi and Toni Lüdi ; costume designer, Isolde Nist.
Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's game.
Widescreen (1.66:1) aspect ratio.
DVD release of the 1977 motion picture; restored in 2014.
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.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1953 Fund.
Wenders, Wim, film director, screenwriter, film producer., Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-2010, actor., Actor
Ganz, Bruno, actor., Actor
Kreuzer, Lisa, actor., Actor
Blain, Gérard, actor., Actor
Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979, actor., Actor
Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997, actor., Actor
Lilienthal, Peter, 1929- actor., Actor
Schmid, Daniel, 1941-2006, actor., Actor
Whitelaw, Sandy, 1930-2015, actor., Actor
Eustache, Jean, 1938-1981, actor., Actor
Castel, Lou, 1943- actor., Actor
Müller, Robby, 1940-2018, director of photography., Cinematographer
Przygodda, Peter, editor of moving image work., Editor
Knieper, Jürgen, composer (expression), Composer
Lüdi, Heidi, art director., Art director
Lüdi, Toni, art director., Art director
Nist, Isolde, costume designer., Costume designer
Prose, Francine, 1947- writer of supplementary textual content.,
Janus Films, film distributor., Distributor
Wim Wenders Stiftung, film distributor., Distributor
Filmverlag der Autoren, production company., Producer
Road Movies Filmproduktion, production company., Producer
Wim Wenders Produktion, production company., Producer
Films du losange (Firm), production company., Producer
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, production company., Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher., Publisher
Class of 1953 Fund.
Publisher Number:
CC2573D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2573D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2573D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)
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