The American script
The American (2010)
Synopsis: When an assignment in Sweden ends badly, master assassin Jack (George Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside with the intention of remaining anonymous. In an uncharacteristic move, he becomes friends with a local priest and pursues a torrid romance with a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be making a fatal mistake.

"The American" June 21st, 2010 page 5A. page 5A.

PAVEL:

(calm)

Shit.

*

A beat.

PAVEL:

There’s a bar not far from the

station. Caff. Vigeti via Voltorno.

Wait here.

*

PAVEL puts the phone down. *

10 OMITTED 10

"The American" June 21st, 2010

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11

INT. BAR- DAY 11

JACK washes his face in the cramped bathroom at the back of

the bar.

JACK’s well trained ear picks up sounds coming through the

ventilation:
sounds from the street, from the kitchen.

JACK stares at himself in the mirror. He looks exhausted.

PAVEL *

Turn right outside the bar, then *

second left, Via Magenta. *

while I sort this out. *

JACK looks at him. There is tension between the two men.

PAVEL reaches into his inside pocket. JACK watches closely.

*

*

PAVEL produces an envelope and pushes it across the table. *

She had nothing to do with it. *

PAVEL *

A pity. I’ve made arrangements for

you in a small town in Abruzzo,

*

*

to take some time. Did she set you *

up? *

JACK *

A friend. Who were the Swedes... *

PAVEL *

I’m working on that... It’s going *

PAVEL *

Who was the girl? *

JACK *

but much gravitas.

It’s clear there’s a long history of mutual respect between

these two men.

12

JACK waits.

12INT. BAR- DAY

PAVEL enters.

Sits at JACK’S TABLE.

*

He is older than JACK. Refined but tough. A man of few words

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Rowan Joffé

Rowan Marc Joffé is a British screenwriter and director. He is the son of director Roland Joffé and actress Jane Lapotaire, and half-brother of actress Nathalie Lunghi. more…

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