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The American

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In Theaters: September 1, 2010

R | Drama, Thriller | 1h 45m

The American

As an assassin, Jack (George 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 (Thekla Reuten).

Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante 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.

Cast: George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido
Director: Anton Corbijn
Studio: Focus Features
Producer(s): Anne Carey, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Writer(s): Rowan Joffe
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