The Cult! 2018/19 Cult film series opens with Wim Wenders’ The American Friend.
Cinema Massimo – from 12 through 30 September 2018 – Screen Tre
The Cult! film series will resume its monthly schedule starting in September with a restored version of Wilm Wenders’ The American Friend, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game.
The American Friend
(Germany/France 1977, 128’, DCP, color, original with Italian subtitles)
Struck with an incurable disease, Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz), a mild-mannered picture frame maker living in Hamburg, is approached by a gangster who talks him into committing a double crime. Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper), a shady, American art dealer offers to help him out of a game that’s turning rough. Under Robby Müller’s masterful photography and the appearance of Lou Castel, Samuel Fuller, Jean Eustache, Nicholas Ray, and Wenders himself in minor roles.
Wednesday 12 September, 8.30/Saturday 22 September, 8.30 pm/Friday 28 September, 8.30 pm/Sunday30 September, 4.00 pm