The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel 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, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

 

Genres: Romance, Thriller and Adaptation  
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.  
Release Date: September 1st, 2010 (limited)  
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content and nudity.  
Distributors: Focus Features  
U.S. Box Office: $35,596,227  

Cast and Credits
 
Starring: George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido, Irina Bjorklund 
Directed by: Anton Corbijn 
Produced by: Enzo Sisti, Anne Carey, George Clooney 

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