American

American

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Director: Anton Corbijn

Cast: Anton Corbijn, George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten

     
 

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In the aftermath of a job gone awry, an American hitman retreats to the Italian countryside, where he befriends a local priest and strikes up an unexpected romance while awaiting the details of his next assignment. Jack (George Clooney) is lucky to be alive after his Swedish assignment went sour, and he knows that it's only a matter ofSee more details below

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Overview

In the aftermath of a job gone awry, an American hitman retreats to the Italian countryside, where he befriends a local priest and strikes up an unexpected romance while awaiting the details of his next assignment. Jack (George Clooney) is lucky to be alive after his Swedish assignment went sour, and he knows that it's only a matter of time before his luck runs out. Not eager to tempt fate again, Jack arrives in a small Italian town and takes a job assembling a weapon for the mysterious Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). During this uncharacteristically peaceful interlude, Jack befriends kindly clergyman Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli), and connects with pretty local Clara (Violante Placido). But in the process of reaching out for a little human contact, Jack is making himself more vulnerable than ever. The American was adapted for the screen from the novel A Very Private Gentleman by author Martin Booth.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/28/2010
UPC:
0025192053733
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
R
Source:
Focus Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
17,836

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Jack,Jack/Edward
Paolo Bonacelli Father Benedetto
Thekla Reuten Mathilde
Violante Placido Clara
Irina Björklund Ingrid
Johan Leysen Pavel
Filippo Timi Fabio
Anna Foglietta Anna
Lars Hjelm Hunter #1
Bjorn Granath Hunter #2
Giorgio Gobbi Man on Vespa
Silvana Bosi Old Cheese Vendor
Guido Palliggiano Waiter (Market)
Samuli Vauramo Young Swedish Man
Antonio Rampino Postmaster
Isabelle Adriani Hooker #1
Ilaria Cramerotti Hooker #2
Angelica Novak Hooker #3
Raffaele Serao Barman (Town Square Bar)
Sandro Dori Waiter (Locanda Grapelli)

Technical Credits
Anton Corbijn Director
Anne Carey Producer
Mishka Cheyko Asst. Director
George Clooney Producer
Paul Davies Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Digby Production Designer
Jill Green Producer
Herbert Grönemeyer Score Composer
Grant Heslov Producer
Andrew Hulme Editor
Rowan Joffe Screenwriter
Beatrice Kruger Casting
Suttirat Anne Larlarb Costumes/Costume Designer
Federico Laurenti Makeup
Martin Ruhe Cinematographer
Domenico Sica Art Director
Enzo Sisti Executive Producer
Ann Wingate Producer

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Scene Index

Deleted scenes; Journey to redemptio: The making of The American; Feature commentary with director Anton Corbijn

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