Plein Soleil

Dir: René Clément
Cast: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt
115mins   1960   France   PG   French    Subtitled   

Book for Summer Lectures: Summer in French Cinema

Introduced by Dr Martine Pierquin

Tom Ripley travels to Italy to visit his playboy friend Phillippe Greenleaf and Phillippe's new fiancée, Marge Duval.

What Phillippe doesn't know is that his father has paid Tom to convince his son to abandon Europe and return to his family responsibilities in San Francisco.

But when Phillippe's family cuts off their funding of Tom's extravagant lifestyle during his covert mission, he discovers another way to maintain his newfound standard of living.

'Alain Delon excels as gentleman psychopath Tom Ripley in René Clément's beautifully restored classic' - David Jenkins, Little White Lies


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