- Original title
- Running time
- 110 min.
- United States
Liliana Cavani, Charles McKeown (Novel: Patricia Highsmith)
Co-production USA-UK-Italy; Fine Line Features release
Thriller. Mystery | Remake
- Movie Groups
Patricia Highsmith Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Terry, 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? Terry prepares for her concert.
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