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The American

5.2
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Original title
The American
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Rowan Joffe (Novel: Martin Booth)
Music
Herbert Grönemeyer
Cinematography
Martin Ruhe
Cast
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Producer
Focus Features / This Is That Productions / Greenlit Rights / Smoke House
Genre
Mystery. Drama | Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
As an assassin, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
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