A GREAT ENJOYING BLACK FILM BY WIM WENDERS WITH DENNIS HOPPER AND BRUNO GANZ
“THE WIM WENDERS BRILLIANCE.” THE WORLD
Jonathan Zimmermann, a picture framer and restorer suffering from leukemia, lives in Hamburg with his wife and young son. During an auction, he meets Tom Ripley, an American counterfeit dealer. Through him, he meets Raoul Minot, a Frenchman who offers to commit murder in exchange for a large sum of money. Knowing he is doomed, Jonathan accepts the deal...
Inspired by a novel by Patricia Highsmith, The American Friend transplants the imagination of American film noir to Hamburg and Paris. Director Wim Wenders combines action cinema and European auteur films in this feature film with an exceptional cast, made up of the trio Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper and Gérard Blain. A real coup, The American Friend is available for the first time on Blu-ray™ in France in its new 4K restoration supervised and approved by Wim Wenders.
THE AMERICAN FRIEND by Wim Wenders (1977 - Colors - 127 mins) New 4K restoration Original version with French subtitles + French version Blu-ray Edition + Booklet
.“EINE STADT SIEHT EINEN FILM” (3 min – HD) Wim Wenders presents The American Friend as part of the Eine Stadt sieht einen Film (A City Watches a Film) festival in Hamburg in 2018.
.INTERVIEW WITH WIM WENDERS (46 mins – HD) The filmmaker looks back on the genesis of The American Friend , his meeting with the writer Patricia Highsmith, the choice of the acting duo, and explains how the film propelled his career internationally.
.CUT SCENES WITH OR WITHOUT AUDIO COMMENTARY BY WIM WENDERS[RECORDED IN 2001] (36 mins)
. THE DIRECTORS APPEARING IN “THE AMERICAN FRIEND” (8 mins – HD) Who are the directors present in the film? An exclusive video essay, broadcast on the occasion of the “Mes Amis Polaroid” exhibition presented at the Rencontres d’Arles 2023 and commented by Wim Wenders.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
THE EXCLUSIVE BOOKLET (40 PAGES)
“MY POLAROID FRIENDS” (EXCLUSIVE 40 PAGE BOOKLET)
From the exhibition “Mes Amis Polaroid” presented at the Rencontres d'Arles 2023, this booklet composed of 28 polaroids and a plan of the film commented by Wim Wenders shows the richness of instant photos, ancestors of contemporary selfies, taken by the director on the set of the film.
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD MA 5.1 & 2.0 / French Version DTS-HD MA 1.0 French Subtitles • 1.66 format respected • Colors • Film duration: 127 mins