Purple Noon (Plein soleil)1961
Purple Noon (Plein soleil) (1961)
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as Tom Ripley
as Marge Duval
as Philippe Greenleaf
as Insp. Riccordi
as Madame Popova
as Freddy Miles
as Signora Gianna
as Belgian Tourist
as Agency Director
as Freddy's Friend
as Mr. Greenleaf
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Critic Reviews for Purple Noon (Plein soleil)
It's Delon -- impossibly beautiful, impossible to read, cold, cool -- who steals the film.
Rene Clement's subversive direction makes us root for Delon to pull off a tricky tightrope disguise as suspicious police pursue him from hotel to apartment and town to town.
Its mechanical aesthetic suggests that rather than having to sublimate what remorse Tom Ripley might feel toward his actions, he simply doesn't experience any.
This expertly made film is utterly mesmerising. And its exploration of ruthless ambition is still fiercely timely.
Alain Delon excels as gentleman psychopath Tom Ripley in René Clément's beautifully restored classic.
Audience Reviews for Purple Noon (Plein soleil)
This was the film that the Talented Mr. Ripley was based on..and it is better. Couldn't you see that coming? I like the European original version better? Isn't that always the case?
Good thriller, ala Alain Delon. Beautiful Italian scenery. Wonderfully ironic finale. Hollywood, please stop remaking good, classic films into mediocre, homogeonized ones.
Tom Ripley, played by Alain Delon, is an intelligent, handsome, cold-blooded indentity-stealer, and nothing more. We are witnesses to his quiet endeavors and his restless cruelty. Rene Clement delivers no sentimentalism, no deep introspections into the cause of Ripley's psychopathic instincts (as opposed to the other very good adaptation by Anthony Minghella), just plain flawless development of a crime. Marie Laforet is lovely as the beautiful angst-ridden Marge. Not only is this movie a great thriller, but the vibrant photography and the beautiful Italian landscapes are enrapturing, and perhaps worth the view by themselves. It's classic suspense at its finest.
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