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Purple Noon

Purple Noon

Purple Noon

1960 / 118min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RENé CLéMENT

CAST: ALAIN DELON, MAURICE RONET, MARIE LAFORêT

The first film to take up the character of the chameleonic, homicidal American social climber to whom Highsmith devoted a cycle of novels, the suave shapeshifter Tom Ripley. The almost supernaturally beautiful young Alain Delon plays Ripley, sent to fetch home a posh friend from a Mediterranean idyll, where he grows used to days and nights of easy, untrammeled pleasure, and begins to plot as to how to abscond with the totality of his friend’s life.