The American Friend
Tom Ripley, an American who deals in forged art, is slighted at an auction in Hamburg by picture framer Jonathan Zimmerman. When Ripley is asked by gangster Raoul Minot to kill a rival, he suggests Zimmerman, and the two, exploiting Zimmerman's terminal illness, coerce him into being a hitman.
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Studio: Road Movies, Les Films du Losange, Bavaria Film, Filmverlag der Autoren, Wim Wenders Productions, WDR, Wim Wenders Stiftung
- Keyword: paris, france, based on novel or book, hitman, dying and death, friendship, leukemia
- Cast: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller