The American

As an assassin, Jack 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. Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara. 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.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Anton Corbijn

Cast:

  • George Clooney
  • Violante Placido
  • Thekla Reuten
  • Paolo Bonacelli

Writers:

  • Rowan Joffe
  • Martin Booth

Producers:

  • Anne Carey
  • George Clooney
  • Grant Heslov

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