The American Friend / Alice in the Cities Movie Poster
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  • November 20, 2011
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Synopsis

Co-Presented by AFI FEST 2011: Double Feature: THE AMERICAN FRIEND, 1977, 125 min. Dir. Wim Wenders. When mild-mannered frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) learns he is dying, his art smuggling friend Ripley (Dennis Hopper) comes up with a diabolical idea: Jonathan should become a mob hit man in order to make money for his estate. With Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller. <br /><br /> ALICE IN THE CITIES, 1974, 110 min. Dir Wim Wenders. At an airport beset with delays, journalist Philip Winter (Rudiger Vogler) is booking a flight home to his native Germany from the United States in an attempt to distract himself from a particularly clingy bout of writer's block, when he meets and befriends fellow German Lisa and her nine-year-old daughter Alice (Yella Rotlander). Philip agrees to temporarily look after Alice when the three share a hotel room for the evening, but it quickly becomes apparent that the mother has no immediate plans of returning for her child.

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