Sunday, 1 June 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 175: Wed Jun 25

The American Friend (Wenders, 1977): Riverside Studios, 6.15pm

Chicago Reader review:
Gripping 1977 American thriller from Wim Wenders that turns back on itself with deadly European irony. Dennis Hopper is an international art smuggler, Bruno Ganz is a Hamburg craftsman. Together they commit a murder and briefly become friends. The film has a fine grasp of tenuous emotional connections in the midst of a crumbling moral universe. Wenders's films (Kings of the Road, Alice in the Cities) are about life on the edge; this is one of his edgiest.

Here is the trailer.

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