This week in The Q is the often loved often NOT loved film THE AMERICAN (2010), from Dutch director/photographer Anton Corbijn, staring George Clooney in the title role. This muted thriller tells the story of Jack, an assassin who is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact. Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara. Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate and his desire to end his life in peace may be shorter than he wanted… Listen to find out which side of the fence we fall on this one! All of that plus our Top 3 Movie Prostitutes
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