The American Soldier

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The American Soldier
The American Soldier.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Produced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring Karl Scheydt
Elga Sorbas
Jan George
Hark Bohm
Marius Aicher,
Music by Peer Raben
Cinematography Dietrich Lohmann
Edited by Thea Eymesz
Release dates
27 November 1970
Running time
80 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German
Budget DEM 280,000 (estimated)

The American Soldier (German: Der amerikanische Soldat) is a 1970 West German film written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The film stars Karl Scheydt as Ricky, a German-American Vietnam veteran, who takes a job as a hired assassin on behalf of three renegade policemen to do away with a number of undesirables in Munich.


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