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Der amerikanische Freund

BR Deutschland Frankreich 1976/1977 Spielfilm

Summary

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

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Optical effects

Art director

Title

Costume design

Editing

Audio mixing

Cast

Production assistant

Production accountant

Shoot

    • 18.10.1976 - 11.03.1977: Hamburg, Nordsee, München, Paris, New York
Duration:
3436 m, 126 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.06.1977, 49174, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei;
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.08.1983, 49174 [2. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.09.1994, 49174 [3. FSK-Prüfung]

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 26.05.1977, Cannes, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 24.06.1977, Berlin, Kurbel;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 17.08.1980, ARD

Titles

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

Versions

Original

Länge:
3436 m, 126 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Bild/Ton:
Eastmancolor, Ton
Prüfung/Zensur:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.06.1977, 49174, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei;
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.08.1983, 49174 [2. FSK-Prüfung];
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.09.1994, 49174 [3. FSK-Prüfung]

Aufführung:

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 Silber, in der Kategorie weitere programmfüllende Spielfilme
  • Filmband in Gold, Schnitt
  • Filmband in Gold, Regie
FBW 1977
  • Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll