Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. Ripley - ever a student of human nature - initiates a game to turn a mild and innocent local picture framer into a hit man. The artisan, Jonathan Trevanny, who's dying of cancer, has a wife, young son, and little to leave them. If Ripley draws Jonathan into the game, can Ripley maintain control? Does it stop at one killing? What if Ripley develops a conscience? Luisa prepares for her concert. Written by
John Malkovich remarked in an interview with the BBC that before starring in this film, he came close to directing The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and that he was in negotiations to obtain the rights to direct a remake of the first "Talented Mr Ripley" adaptation, Purple Noon (1960). See more »
As Tom Ripley leaves the Trevannys' house after the home invasion, he tells Sarah to call the police and report it as a burglary gone wrong. However, he takes the gun he used to kill the two 'burglars', and which will make it difficult for Sarah to explain how the two men were killed with a gun that is no longer there. See more »
It's him. Now he usually wears those 'orrible gold rimmed glasses and a great big fuck off Russian furry hat. You know, they had to kill three bears to make that.
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I wasn't expecting such an exciting and adrenaline filled movie when i went to see Ripley's game, but was pleasently surprised, this movie, had action, it had humour, romance and in parts was moving. I can't compare it to the books(as i've not read them), but i thouroughly enjoyed this movie, and reccommend it highly. It really is brilliant, and MALKOVICH was perfect as Ripley, his performance to me was reminiscent of Vicomte de Valmont in Dangerous Liasons, you love the character, he seems such a decent guy, but he's evil, and psychotic, that's the beauty of malkovich playing this role, he is familiar with it. This film also delivered excellent suppourt roles from Dougray Scott, Lena Headly and Ray Winston, who adds a comical touch to the movie One of the best films i've seen this year!
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