Academy Award winner George Clooney (Up in the Air, Burn After Reading) is The American in this suspense thriller from director Anton Corbijn (Control).
Hailed as “riveting and irresistible” (Joe Neumaier, NY Daily News), this Focus Features film debuts on Blu-ray Hi-Def, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand on December 28, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The American follows elusive assassin Jack’s (Clooney) treacherous journey as he completes his last assignment – but when he pursues a torrid relationship with a beautiful woman, Jack soon finds himself in a battle to escape from his troubled past. Also starring Violante Placido (Soul Mate), Thekla Reuten (In Bruges), and Paolo Bonacelli (Midnight Express), The American is a mesmerizing film critics are calling “a labyrinth of seduction, secrets and suspense!” (Jake Hamilton, Fox-TV).
CAST AND FILMMAKERS
Cast: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Screenplay by Rowan Joffe
Based on the Novel A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth
Produced by Anne Carey, Jill Green, Ann Wingate, Grant Heslov, George Clooney
Executive Producer: Enzo Sisti
Director of Photography: Martin Ruhe
Production Designer: Mark Digby
Editor: Andrew Hulme
Music by Herbert Grönemeyer
Costume Designer: Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Casting by Beatrice Kruger
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/DVS 2.0 DD, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Running time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY and DVD)
• Deleted scenes
• Journey to Redemption: The making of The American – An inside look at the making of The American.
• Feature commentary – With director Anton Corbijn
Release Date: December 28, 2010
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