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Format: DVD
Sku: 217952996
UPC: 025192053740
UPC 14: 00025192053740
Category Keywords: America  Assassination  Assassins  Clergy  Italy  Prostitution  Thriller
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Jack is on vacation where he tries to find friendships and pursues a liasion with a beautiful woman. But by stepping out of the shadows, jack maybe tempting fate.
Editor's Note
In the aftermath of a job gone awry, an American hitman retreats to the Italian countryside, where he befriends a local priest and strikes up an unexpected romance while awaiting the details of his next assignment. Jack (George Clooney) is lucky to be alive after his Swedish assignment went sour, and he knows that it's only a matter of time before his luck runs out. Not eager to tempt fate again, Jack arrives in a small Italian town and takes a job assembling a weapon for the mysterious Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). During this uncharacteristically peaceful interlude, Jack befriends kindly clergyman Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli), and connects with pretty local Clara (Violante Placido). But in the process of reaching out for a little human contact, Jack is making himself more vulnerable than ever. THE AMERICAN was adapted for the screen from the novel A VERY PRIVATE GENTLEMAN by author Martin Booth.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/25/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 105 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2010
Video UPC UPC: 00025192053740
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Paolo Bonacelli
Video Cast Info George Clooney
Video Cast Info Irina Bjorklund
Video Cast Info Violante Placido
Video Cast Info Thekla Reuten
Video Cast Info Silvana Bosi - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Ilaria Cramerotti - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Samuli Vauramo - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Anna Foglietta - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Lars Hjelm - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Guido Palliggiano - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Antonio Rampino - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Isabelle Adriani - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Angelica Novak - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Raffaele Serao - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Filippo Timi - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Herbert Gronemeyer - Composer
Video Cast Info Sandro Dori - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Bjorn Granath - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Johan Leysen - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Giorgio Gobbi - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Franco Salamon - Stunt Coordinator
Video Cast Info Rowan Joffe - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Mishka Cheyko - Assistant Director
Video Cast Info Dennis Schnegg - Supervising Art Director
Video Cast Info Michelle Day - Set Decorator
Video Cast Info Modus EFX - Visual Effects Designer
Video Cast Info Lucie Graves - Post-Production Supervisor
Video Cast Info Stefano Corridori - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Paul Davies - Sound
Video Cast Info Andrew Stirk - Sound Re-Recording
Video Cast Info Jamie Roden - Sound Re-Recording
Video Cast Info Samankta Mura - Hairstylist
Video Cast Info Martin Ruhe - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Erik Paoletti - Production Manager/UPM
Video Cast Info Federico Laurenti - Makeup
Video Cast Info Martin Booth - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Claudio Quaglietti - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Anton Corbijn - Director

Professional Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "Every performance is tightly controlled. Clooney is in complete command of his effect." 08/31/2010

A.V. Club
"[A] slow-burning thriller....THE AMERICAN's muted pleasures rest heavily on the sustained air of mystery around Clooney, and Corbijn, a pristine stylist, keeps the atmosphere nice and thick." -- Grade: B 09/01/2010

Los Angeles Times
"[I]t's a very different, more removed Clooney than audiences are used to seeing....It's a much more interior performance than usual, a dark, withdrawn role that completely avoids the actors' usual high-wattage smile..." 09/01/2010

Wall Street Journal
"[An] elegantly crafted existential thriller....[Clooney] keeps you attentive, and the drama's seriousness finally earns your respect." 09/03/2010

Rolling Stone
"Dutch director Anton Corbijn, working from a script by Rowan Joffe, holds his film to a steady, often glacial pace....A film of startling austerity." 09/02/2010

USA Today
3 stars out of 4 -- "The film has a contemplative allure, unfolding at a deliberate pace....Clooney plays the enigmatic title character with mature confidence." 09/01/2010

Movieline
"[A] contemplative thriller....Watching Clooney wander toward his character's lost self is one of the great pleasures of the movie." 08/31/2010

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stylish throwback to the existential crime thrillers of the '70s." 10/22/2010

Uncut
5 stars out of 5 -- "[Corbijn] takes the thriller genre and -- far from proving a safe pair of hands -- elevates it to the level of poetry." 12/01/2010

Sight and Sound
"[A]dmirable for its defiance and acidity....It's mature, fastidiously logical with exposition, and patient..." 12/01/2010

Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "Corbijn enjoys silence and master shots -- the slow-build over the whizz-bang. There are some terrific scenes..." 11/24/2010

Chicago Sun-Times
Included in Roger Ebert's "The Best Films of 2010" -- "The film sees dispassionately, guards its secrets, and ends like a clockwork mechanism arriving at its final, clarifying tick." 12/16/2010

Film Comment
"Much of the film's expressive currency is committed to procedural patience, in the tradition of Jean-Pierre Melville's stoic studies of underworld industry." 01/01/2011

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