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The American

Rating:R (for violence, sexual content and nudity)
Genre:Suspense/Thriller, Drama
Release Date:September 1, 2010
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli
Director:Anton Corbijn
Producer:Anne Carey, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Writer:Rowan Joffe, Martin Booth
Distributor:Focus Features

Description: 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.

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