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The American

As an assassin, Jack 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.

Savouring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara.

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.

Directed by: Anton Corbijn

Starring: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Irina Björklund

Genre: Thriller