The American

The American Release Date: September 1, 2010

Academy Award winner George Clooney (don’t expect another one for his role in this movie) stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy (near George Clooney’s summer house on Lake Como). Alone among assassins, Jack (played by George Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Genres: CrimeDramaThriller
Directed By: Anton Corbijn
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: IFC
Total Box Office: 35.6 MIL
MPAA Rating R