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Adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr Ripley, Plein Soleil was renamed Purple Noon for an American audience. Despite this confusing plethora of titles, this is simply a great thriller with a fantastically chilly central performance from the French king of cool, Alain Delon. As Tom Ripley, plotting murder during a mission to return rich playboy Philippe Greenleaf from Italy to America, Delon is all studied froideur and Machiavellian intent. Italy's simple beauty is a perfect backdrop to a bloody finale.
Unsettling drama about cunning, obsessed Tom Ripley seeking to steal the identity of a wealthy, jazz-loving playboy he meets at an Italian resort.
14+ years 133 mins
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