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The Talented Mr Ripley

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Synopsis

From Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning writer and director of The English Patient, comes this unique adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller.





To be young and rich in sun-drenched Italy. That's the life Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) craves - and Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) leads. A young man with no direction of his own, Ripley has been commissioned by Dickie's wealthy father to journey to Italy and persuade the prodigal playboy to return home to America.





However, on arrival Ripley is instantly captivated with Dickie's charmed existence: the Amalfi villa, the jaunts to Rome, the first class hotels, and the beautiful expatriate (Gwyneth Paltrow) who completes the triangle. Dickie is amused by his new acquaintance - never suspecting the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make this lifestyle his own.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
134 mins
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Anthony Minghella
Producer
Sydney Pollack
Executive Producer
Sydney Pollack
Screenwriter
Anthony Minghella based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith
Principal Cast
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

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Production Company

Miramax
99 Hudson St.
New York 10013
USA
Tel: 212 219 4100
Fax: 212 965 4790

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