- Original title
- Running time
- 110 min.
- United States
Liliana Cavani, Charles McKeown (Novel: Patricia Highsmith)
John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Ray Winstone, Lena Headey, Chiara Caselli, Sam Blitz, Evelina Meghnagi, Paolo Paoloni, Maurizio Luca, Yurij Rosstalnyi, Nickolaus Deutsch, Emidio Lavella, Lutz Winde, Wilfried Zander, Ronnie Paul
Co-production United States-United Kingdom-Italy; Fine Line Features
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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