MBC Interactive Archive Project: The American Friend


O Cinema South Beach Wed, May 19, 2021 6:45 PM


MBC Interactive Archive Project:
“NEW GERMAN FILM of the 1970s”
THE AMERICAN FRIEND - (Der amerikanische Freund)
(Presented by the Miami Beach Film Society)


As the title suggests, Wim Wenders gives homage to American style, in particular the film noir genre, in his story of a shady American art dealer (Dennis Hopper) in Europe tying a German (Bruno Ganz) into a complex vengeance plot. Even though it leads to murder, the two men form an unlikely friendship. Starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Nicholas Ray & Samuel Fuller.