You may have seen the trailer to Anton Corbijn’s new film, “The American” by now, but if not – here it is. Due out in just a few weeks, September 1st, the film stars George Clooney, and from the trailer looks like one of the must see films of the season. Anton Corbijn is one of our favourite film makers and photographers, we can’t wait to see the full length feature.
“George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (Clooney) 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 (Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Placido). 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.”