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The suspense thriller stars Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten and Paolo Bonacelli. Director Anton Corbijn led the action from a script by Rowan Joffe.
Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy. Alone among assassins, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry (Bruce Altman) that his next assignment will be his last.
Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten of “In Bruges”), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian stage and screen veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
Based on the 1990 novel A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth,The American opens in theaters on September 1, 2010.
George Clooney stars in director Anton Corbijn’s suspense thriller The AmericanViolante Placido (left) and George Clooney (right) star in director Anton Corbijn’s suspense thriller The AmericanGeorge Clooney stars in the title role of director Anton Corbijn’s suspense thriller The AmericaViolante Placido (left) and George Clooney (right) star in director Anton Corbijn’s suspense thriller The American