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The American Soldier1970

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  • 3.3
The German-born American G.I. Ricky returns to Munich from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer. Rainer Werner Fassbinder's experimental noir is a subversive, self-reflexive gangster movie full of unexpected asides and stylistic flourishes, and features an audaciously bonkers final shot and memorable turns from many of the director's rotating gallery of players.



Member Reviews (4)

Strange beginning and ending, not a good plot, did not find it a good film.

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top reviewer

"Walsch. W as in war, A as in alamo, L as in Lenin, S as in science fiction, C as in crime, H as in hell." A perfect cocktail of elements, styles, and formalities, served up in a glass of 1954 film noir.

this is an excellent movie, fassbinder was great - highly recommended...

Pastiche or not, you have to love its playfulness. And what a surprise: the bland narration of most of Fassbinder's 'Ali' film.