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At one point or another, all of us have probably fantasised about becoming someone else. But for young Tom Ripley, that's exactly what he sets out to achieve - using all his cunning and chameleon-like powers of reinvention to create a new identity for himself, and a new life too. When he encounters the wealthy, jazz-loving playboy Dickie Greenleaf at a sun-kissed Italian coastal resort, it seems like the start of a firm friendship - but soon, it looks like Tom doesn't just want to hang around with Dickie. He wants to become him - and he'll stop at nothing to get what he desires. This is a brilliantly-crafted, expertly creepy tale of obsession and identity, adapted from the novel by crime writer Patricia Highsmith.
A film guide that looks at Carol (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
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11+ years 137 mins
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14+ years 101 mins
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Often regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, we take a look at the far-reaching influence and legacy of the 'Master of Suspense'.
Reading time 9 mins
A selection of films based on classic books and plays frequently studied in the classroom, including titles suitable...
Suitable forAll ages
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