The American Friend

The American Friend ★★★★

wender’s approach to film noir couldn’t be more indicative of the path he would later follow in more significant films as paris texas and wings of desire. the contemplative mood and long silent shots are all present. the cinematography is also sublime, and the use of colours is so luxurious that you can watch the film for them alone (that neon green!!)
it seems to mock hollywood’s more serious efforts in doing fight sequences, and the ones directed by wenders are so clumsy and unusual that they actually make you more interested in what’s happening.

8/10 — also, bruno ganz? kinda hot tbh.

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