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Ripley's Game -- Tom Ripley persuades a man to commit a murder for a large sum of money. The situation goes out of control, and that man must escape trouble.

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Director:
Writers:
Charles McKeown (written by) and
Liliana Cavani (written by) ...
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Release Date:
7 February 2003 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Older. Wiser. More talented. See more »
Plot:
Tom Ripley persuades a man to commit a murder for a large sum of money. The situation goes out of control, and that man must escape trouble. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A very good movie that asks disturbing questions See more (106 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ray Winstone ... Reeves

John Malkovich ... Tom Ripley
Uwe Mansshardt ... Terry
Hanns Zischler ... Art Dealer
Paolo Paoloni ... Franco
Maurizio Lucà ... Franco's Assistant

Dougray Scott ... Jonathan Trevanny
Evelina Meghnagi ... Maria

Chiara Caselli ... Luisa Harari

Lena Headey ... Sarah Trevanny
Sam Blitz ... Matthew Trevanny
Emidio La Vella ... Shoe Shop Owner (as Emidio Lavella)

Lutz Winde ... Ernst
Nikolaus Dutsch ... Dr. Wentzel (as Nikolaus Deutsch)
Wilfried Zander ... Belinsky
Hendrikje Fitz ... Teacher in Zoo
Francesca Ventura ... Hotel Maid
Yurij Rosstalnyj ... Guleghin
Ronnie Paul ... Gregory
Thomas Bloem ... Bodyguard on Train
Oliver Hanisch ... Gangster
Sönke Korries ... Gangster (as Sonke Korries)
René Lay ... Gangster

Directed by
Liliana Cavani 
 
Writing credits
Charles McKeown (written by) and
Liliana Cavani (written by)

Patricia Highsmith (novel)

Produced by
Simon Bosanquet .... producer
Marco Chimenz .... executive producer
Cam Galano .... executive producer (as Camela Galano)
Ileen Maisel .... producer
Rolf Mittweg .... executive producer
Mark Ordesky .... executive producer
Russell Smith .... executive producer
Rudi Teichmann .... service producer
Riccardo Tozzi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Alfio Contini 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Harris 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Frigeri 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni A. Scribano 
 
Set Decoration by
Verde Visconti 
 
Costume Design by
Fotini Dimou 
Raffaella Fantasia 
Alberto Verso 
 
Makeup Department
Carlo Barucci .... chief hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... key makeup artist
Francesca Jacoponi .... hair stylist
Lena Lazzarotto .... makeup assistant: Germany
Katia Sisto .... makeup artist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kristov Brändli .... unit production manager: Germany
Francesca Cingolani .... production manager
Giacomo Gagliardo .... assistant production manager
Nigel Goldsack .... executive in charge of production
Silvia Natali .... production manager
Veronica Pillon .... assistant production manager
Simona Prosperi .... unit manager
Marta Razzano .... unit manager
Justine Redfern .... post-production supervisor
Cinzia Taffani .... unit manager
Elena Zokas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ludovica Barbieri .... third assistant director
Fabrizio Castellani .... first assistant director
Diego D'Andrea .... third assistant director
Daniela Merlo .... assistant director
Francesca Polic Greco .... second assistant director (as Francesca Polic'Greco)
Laura Popescu-Zeletin .... third assistant director: Germany
Karin Scherer .... second assistant director: Germany
Simonetta Valentini .... second assistant director: additional shooting
 
Art Department
Biagio Fersini .... first assistant art director
Alfonso Fortunati .... painter
Matthias Kroul .... swing gang: Germany
Pietro Masotti .... prop man
Riccardo Passanisi .... property master
Mauro Passi .... lead man
Leonardo Puccini .... second assistant art director
Dörte Schreiterer .... assistant prop man: Germany
Hendrik Schulz .... swing gang: Germany
Donato Tieppo .... prop buyer
Thierry Toscan .... prop man
Heike Wolf .... draughtsperson: Germany
 
Sound Department
Lydia Andrew .... assistant sound editor
Gareth Bull .... foley recordist
Matthew Desorgher .... boom operator
Robert Farr .... dialogue mixer
Richard Fettes .... foley editor
Stan Fiferman .... foley artist
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Lloyd .... supervising sound editor
Ian Macbeth .... assistant sound editor
Hugo Middleton .... adr & dialogue editor
Richard Pryke .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
John Rodda .... sound mixer
Brian Simmons .... sound mixer
Richard Street .... preview re-recording mixer
Andy Thompson .... dialogue mixer
David Abrahamsen .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Andrew Caller .... sound technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Maurizio Corridori .... special effects supervisor
Silvano Scasseddu .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Bakowski .... digital compositor
Angus Cameron .... digital effects supervisor
Sharon Lark .... visual effects producer
Sarah Lockwood .... digital compositor
Andy Stevens .... visual effects supervisor: Millfilm
Christopher Grandel .... trailer digital effects, Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Oliver Hanisch .... stunts
Ronnie Paul .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianni Aldi .... Steadicam operator
Gianni Aldi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bruno Angeletti .... additional electrician
Maurizio Benvenuto .... grip
Marco Bivona .... additional grip
Fabrizio Bucciarelli .... additional grip
Vittorio Contino .... generator operator
Domenico D'Andrea .... clapper loader
Tarek El Barbari .... additional electrician: Germany
Eeva Fleig .... camera operator: Germany
Gabriele Gorga .... electrician
Tino Gorga .... gaffer
Valerio Gorga .... electrician
Thomas Gottschalk .... first assistant camera: Germany
Tyrone Hoogendyk .... additional grip: Germany
Kim Howland .... camera operator: Germany
Bill Kaye .... additional still photographer: pre-production
Anna Leippe .... clapper loader: Germany
Emiliano Leurini .... focus puller
Maurizio Lucchini .... focus puller
Romano Martiri .... additional electrician
Maurizio Nori .... additional electrician
Claudio Pagliarani .... second assistant camera
Maurizio Piano .... Steadicam operator
Enrico Quacquarini .... additional grip
Pierino Quacquarini .... grip
Giancarlo Rocchetti .... key grip
Vittorio Rocchetti .... grip
Sandro Rubbo .... focus puller (as Sandro Rubeo)
Uli Schmidt .... assistant camera
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Marcello Tallone .... electrician
Mary Thompson .... video assist operator
Massimiliano Trevis .... Steadicam operator
Massimiliano Trevis .... camera operator
Pino Venditti .... camera operator
Jette Waldow .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Tina Böckenhauer .... additional casting: Germany
Louis Elman .... adr casting
Benson Weingarten .... additional casting: Germany
Fiona Weir .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helena Brown .... wardrobe assistant
Osvaldo Che .... tailor
Paul Colford .... wardrobe assistant
Lena Harlan .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Susanne Kuehnhold .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Gabriella Loria .... assistant costume designer
Linda Mellin .... wardrobe supervisor
Olga Pagnotta .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Ahern .... first assistant editor
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color consultant
Christopher Lloyd .... first assistant editor
Geraldine Patten .... post-production assistant
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
 
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Fabio Venturi .... music scoring engineer
 
Transportation Department
Mario Campagna .... transportation captain
Elio Cecchin .... driver
Manuel Katzy .... transportation captain: Germany
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Steve Barry .... first assistant production accountant
Dana Belcastro .... production executive
Rachel Blasi .... production secretary
Roberta Butti .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Antonio Chiffi .... crowd marshall
Tommaso Dabala .... set production assistant (as Tommaso Dabalá)
Marco Dall'Armi .... production runner
Rita Della Rocca .... production accountant
Christian Ebner .... assistant production accountant: Germany
Renate Farber .... production coordinator: Germany
John Fonseca .... dialogue coach: Chiara Caselli
Vanessa Fourgeaud .... assistant: Mr. Malkovich
David Gaertner .... production runner
Alessandro Gioffré .... set production assistant
Julia Haarbrücker .... set production assistant: Germany
Lena Helling .... set production assistant: Germany
Monika Helmer .... production accountant: Germany
Kali Huber .... production runner
Joscha Keller .... set production assistant: Germany
Joanne King .... assistant to producer
Yves Krol .... location scout: Germany
Silke Krüger .... location manager: Germany
Mariateresa La Saracina .... dialogue coach: Sam Blitz
Stefano Dalla Lana .... set production assistant
Marco Landolfi .... payroll
Paolo Marchetti .... set production assistant
Gaia Marotta .... production coordinator
Marco Mattei .... cashier
Marco Mattei .... production accountant
Andrew Noakes .... financial controller
Firminio Pasquali .... accounting supervisor
Carla Maria Perrina .... payroll clerk
Andrea Piria .... cashier: Italy
Marta Razzano .... assistant location manager
Justine Redfern .... assistant to producer
Eugene Rizzo .... unit publicist
Rosanna Roditi .... location manager
Melissa Strizzi .... script supervisor
Luciano Tartaglia .... production accountant
Margaret A. Thompson .... assistant: Mr. De Laurentiis (as Margaret Thompson)
Margaret A. Thompson .... production coordinator
Volkmar Umlauft .... set location manager: Germany
Verde Visconti .... visual consultant
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialogue coach: Dougray Scott (as Julia Wilson-Dickson)
Wendy Zych .... contact: London
 

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Rated R for strong violence and language, some sexuality
Runtime:
110 min | Argentina:112 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Trevanny and Reeves first meet in the hotel, Trevanny's cigar changes orientation, between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Ripley:She's the best cook in the Veneto.
Reeves:I'll bet she is. But eggs is eggs.
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Movie Connections:
References "Candid Camera" (1953)See more »
Soundtrack:
Animal CannabusSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A very good movie that asks disturbing questions, 25 February 2008
Author: artisticengineer from United States

The talented Mr. Ripley is in retirement in Europre; his last job that he carried out before retirement is shown early in the movie when the very elegant, suave, etc. Mr. Ripley turns and commits a very foul crime that shows his inner ruthlessness. The purpose of this scene is to introduce his cohort in crime as well as remind the viewer what sort of man Mr. Ripley is and the people he deals with.

Years past and Ripley is seemingly absorbed into proper society; though there are rumors about his past. Nonetheless life seems to be going well for Mr. Ripley; living in a fashionable Italian villa as well as being in love with a world class musician. Then, his former associate in crime arrives unexpectedly at the villa. As unwelcome as this associate is Ripley does not throw him out immediately; that would be too rude even in private life. The visit is, unfortunately, not a personal one. Rather, it is business. The associate has some problems in Berlin with the new Russian crime bosses. He needs to find somebody who will take out one of these bottom dwellers. Does Ripley know a good hit man for the job? Ripley mulls it over and determines that the best hit man for a job like this would be somebody who has never done this sort of stuff before. Can an innocent man be persuaded to do this? This is not an easy question in the movies or in real life. In any civilized society murder is condemned harshly. Even if the victim of a murder is a low life him/herself the crime is treated as murder. Are there any circumstances where killing is allowed? Yes, there are some killings allowed such as on a battlefield during war. But, that is state sanctioned. Shooting somebody in a mob type killing is hardly allowed- or is it?? Can it be justified? But, even if a "suitable" victim is found does that give anybody the right to shoot them?? And, even if the person is deemed "suitable" for elimination by some standard- will the killing end with this individual or will there be retaliation? And, if there is, who can one call for help?? Does the end justify the means? This movie asks the question of whether a non-criminal can be induced to commit murder. It also asks other questions; some of them quite disturbing to even contemplate. In a way it is a continuation of movies that go back to "The Man who Shot Liberty Valence"; movies that question what ordinary people can do in extraordinary circumstances.

Realistically I doubt that a man such as Tom Ripley even exists. He seems as improbable as James Bond. Yet, James Bond was (supposedly) modeled on some real life individuals. Such a man as Tom Ripley may actually be out there. If so, he (or they) will probably resemble the character John Malkovich portrays. It is a very good portrayal of a very complex person.

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