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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.

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

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"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.