The American

The American
  • 2010
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anton Corbijn
  • Cast: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Irina Björklund
  • Language: English, Italian

Assassin Jack (Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside following an attempt on his life. He befriends a priest and a prostitute who try to convince him to change his ways. Meanwhile, however, his pursuers are closing in. Simplistic and effective cinema from Control director Corbijn.

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The American

16 Nov 20104 stars

(15) 104min Photographer-turned film director Anton Corbijn follows his haunting debut, the Ian Curtis biopic Control, with a film that moves him onto a bigger cinematic stage (thanks to its leading man George Clooney) while simultaneously allowing him…

The American - Anton Corbijn profile

16 Nov 2010

Corbijn's blend of Western and thriller stars George Clooney

Name Anton Corbijn Born Strijen, Netherlands, 1955 Background Corbijn began his career as a music photographer after borrowing his father’s camera to take pictures of a local concert aged 17. He quickly went on to establish his name through work for…

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