The American (1998)

U 12/26/1998 (GB) Drama 1h 24m
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After the horror of the Civil War, 'ignorant' Christopher Newman made his fortune. He travels to France is search of cultural treasures. He won't get past the Paris nightlife. After an affair with a haughty painter, he falls in love with the daughter of the late marquis de Bellegarde. She was married off and traumatized by her abusive late husband for the family's sake. Her elder brother supports their ruthless mother, but junior Valentin is besotted with the artist and strikes a partnership with Christopher.

  1. Paul Unwin


  2. Michael Hastings


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matthew Modine

    Matthew Modine

    Christopher Newman

  2. Diana Rigg

    Diana Rigg

    Madame de Bellegarde

  3. Aisling O'Sullivan

    Aisling O'Sullivan

    Claire De Cintré

  4. Paul Hickey

    Paul Hickey

    Henri de Bellegarde

  5. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott

    Valentin de Bellegarde

  6. Brenda Fricker

    Brenda Fricker

    Mrs. Bread

  7. Eva Birthistle

    Eva Birthistle

    Noemie Nioche

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The American
The American

Status Released

Original Language English

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