Plot & Details
American Soldier (originally Der Amerikanische Soldat) was the third of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "gangster trilogy." The film stars Karl Scheid as a German/American Vietnam veteran who takes a job as a hired assassin on behalf of the Munich crime lords. Scheid works both sides of the fence when three policemen engage him to knock off some awkward malcontents.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 80min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/21/1997
- DVD Release Date: 11/19/2002
- Director(s): Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Starring: Karl Scheydt , Elga Sorbas , Jan George , Hark Bohm , Ingrid Caven
- Themes: Hired Killers
- Tone: Stylized
- Keywords: hitman, veteran [military], crime-lord, gangster, investigation, murder, police, sociopath
- Language: German