Friday, 30 December 2011

16/12/2011: The American [2010]

Once again the trailer lead me to believe there would be a lot more of a hitman action movie in this movie, but it is a completely different beast than the trailers indicate. Throughout the movie I really had no idea what was going on, and the fact that the one woman changes her hair colour and style in each of her scenes didn't help me piece anything together.

However the best description I read of this movie is that it is in fact a deep character study of Jack/Edward, "The American", a man of very few words. As the story unfolds it sucks you in and your questions begin to mount. Shot in Italy, by a Dutch director and an Italian cast this movie is an beautiful trip to the Italian countryside.

Overall this movie is quite amazing if it is what you are looking for.


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