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
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Malkovich is great - but that's no surprise. He always is. The rest of the cast pales somewhat in comparison. I liked the aestheticised atmosphere and the beauty and elegance of the Italian locations.
Wim Wenders of all people made a better version in 1977. In that version Dennis Hopper is perfect as Ripley.
You have to decide who like you best as Ripley. My opinion: anyone but Matt Damon. I also liked Alain Delon in "Plein Soleil" in the French 1960-production. And of course: Make sure to read the brilliant novel these movies are based on.
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