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THE AMERICAN SOLDIER
DER AMERIKANISCHE SOLDAT
Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Professional hitman Ricky (Karl Scheydt) has returned to his German hometown after living in the U.S. and fighting as an American soldier in the Vietnam War. A group of three detectives, acting without the permission of their chief and humiliated that they haven't yet busted a local crime ring, hires Ricky to go after the ring and kill each member off systematically. But all is not what it seems in Fassbinder's alternately light and deeply disturbing revisionist noir, which looks at the nature of crime and jealousy through the lens of bruised masculinity. With Fassbinder in a cameo role as Franz Walsch, a recurring character throughout his early gangster pictures and his own pseudonym for his work as an editor. In German with English subtitles.