Studio: Focus Features
Director: Anton Corbijn
Screenwriter: Rowan Joffe
Starring: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Bruce Altman
Genre: Suspense Thriller, George Clooney
MPAA Rating: R (for violence, sexual content and nudity)
Official Website: TheAmericanthemovie.com
In "The American" The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten of "In Bruges"), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian stage and screen veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.