Der amerikanische Freund

Der amerikanische Freund

BR Deutschland / Frankreich 1976/1977, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The American Friend
Jonathan is a craftsman living with his family in the city of Hamburg where he has a small workshop for his painting. One day a Frenchmen appears on the scene, making him an incredible offer - in exchange for 250 000 German Marks he is to travel to Paris where he is to assassinate a member of the Mafia. Could Jonathan′s recent acquaintance, the enigmatic Tom Ripley lie behind all this? Jonathan is anyhow involved in the painting of fake pictures. Wanting the money in order to finance the treatment of his severe illness, he takes on the job. But things are not to be settled with just one murder alone. Soon he has to kill another man. Jonathan tries to free himself from the gangsters clutches with Tom Ripley′s help, a man who is somehow mysteriously involved in the whole affair.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Wim Wenders
Assistant director:Fritz Müller-Scherz, Emmanuel Clot (Paris), Serge Brodskis (Paris)
Script supervisor:Gretl Zeilinger
Screenplay:Wim Wenders
based on:Patricia Highsmith (Der Roman "Ripley's Game")
Director of photography:Robby Müller
Assistant camera:Martin Schäfer, Jacques Steyn, Edward Lachman (New York)
Optical effects:Theodor Nischwitz
Still photography:Jacques Steyn, Edward Lachman (New York), Martin Schäfer
Lighting design:Hans Dreher, Andreas Willim, Wolfgang Dell, Tassilo Peik, Hans Otto Herbst, Ekkehard Heinrich, Jean-Claude Lebras (Paris), Robert Morsch (Paris), Johan Holm (New York), Hans Volkmann (Atelier), Ernst Harinko (Atelier), Viktor Sauermann (Atelier)
Art director:Heidi Lüdi, Toni Lüdi
Construction manager:Hans Dreher, Andreas Willim, Wolfgang Dell, Tassilo Peik, Hans Otto Herbst, Ekkehard Heinrich, Jean-Claude Lebras (Paris), Robert Morsch (Paris), Johan Holm (New York), Hans Volkmann (Atelier), Ernst Harinko (Atelier), Luigi De Luca, Peter Braun, Viktor Sauermann (Atelier), Eckehard Voggenreiter, Bernhard Frey (München), Hans Sörgel (Atelier), Georg Feder (Atelier)
Title:Sickerts
Costume design:Isolde Nist
Costumes:Renate Zimmermann
Make-up artist:Hannelore Uhrmacher, Evelyn Döhring (München)
Editing:Peter Przygodda
Assistant editor:Barbara von Weitershausen, Gisela Bock
Sound:Martin Müller, Peter Kaiser
Sound assistant:Jens-Uwe Laddey, Jochen Bärwald, Maryte Kavaliauskas (New York)
Audio mixing:Max Galinsky, Milan Bor
Stunts:Klaus Schichan
Music:Jürgen Knieper
  
Cast: 
Bruno GanzJonathan Zimmermann
Dennis HopperTom Ripley
Lisa KreuzerMarianne Zimmermann
Gérard BlainRaoul Minot
Andreas DedeckeDaniel
David BlueAllan Winter
Stefan LennertAuktionator
Rudolf SchündlerGantner
Nicholas RayDerwatt
Samuel FullerAmerikaner
Peter LilienthalMarcangelo
Daniel SchmidIgraham
Sandy WhitelawArzt in Paris
Jean EustacheFreundlicher Mann
Lou CastelRodolphe
Gerty MolzenAlte Dame
Heinz Joachim KleinDr. Gabriel
Rosemarie HeinikelMona
Heinrich MarmannHerr im Zug
Satya de la ManitouAngie
Axel SchiesslerLippo
Adolph HansenSchaffner
Klaus SchichanStuntman
  
Production company:Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Wim Wenders Produktion (München), Les _Films du Losange S.a.r.l., Paris, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Wim Wenders, Renée Gundelach (Gesamtleitung)
Producer (TV):Joachim von Mengershausen
Line producer:Margaret Ménégoz (Paris)
Unit production manager:Michael Wiedemann, Pierre Cottrell (Paris + New York)
Location manager:Pat Kirck (New York), Harald Kügler, Heinz Badewitz, Philippe Schwartz (Paris)
Production assistant:Harald Vogel
Production accountant:Anne Povel, Claude Bertonazzi (Paris)
Shoot:18.10.1976-11.03.1977: Hamburg, Nordsee, München, Paris, New York
Original distributor:Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG (München)
Length:3436 m, 126 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.09.1994, 49174 [3. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.08.1983, 49174 [2. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.06.1977, 49174, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 26.05.1977, Cannes, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 24.06.1977, Berlin, Kurbel;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 17.08.1980, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (FR) L'ami américain
Originaltitel (DE) Der amerikanische Freund
Arbeitstitel Der Rahmen
Arbeitstitel Regel ohne Ausnahme

Versions

Original

Length:3436 m, 126 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.09.1994, 49174 [3. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.08.1983, 49174 [2. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.06.1977, 49174, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 26.05.1977, Cannes, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 24.06.1977, Berlin, Kurbel;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 17.08.1980, ARD
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1978
Filmband in Gold, Regie
Filmband in Silber, in der Kategorie weitere programmfüllende Spielfilme
 
FBW 1977
Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll