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The American


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Release Date: September 1, 2010
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Anton Corbijn
Screenwriter: Rowan Joffe
Starring: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli
Genre: Suspense Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for violence, sexual content and nudity)
Official Website: TheAmericanthemovie.com
Review: 6/10 rating
DVD Review: 7/10 rating (Blu-ray)
DVD: DVD | Blu-ray Disc
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Plot Summary: Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Placido). Jack and Clara's time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

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