Ripley's Game

Synopsis: Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, 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? Luisa prepares for her concert.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Liliana Cavani
Production: New Line Cinema
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

- Do you know Jonathan?

I'd like to think if I were gate

crashing, I'd be somewhere else.

- Have you met his wife?

- No. - Come.

Sarah, this is Tom Ripley.

Tom, this is Sarah.

- Hi, Tom. Nice to meet you.

- Nice to meet you.

Amarone. The best!

- May I help?

- That'd be great.

- Where's Louisa?

- Preparing her concert for Vicenza.

- Louisa Harari, a very gifted

harpsichordist. - How wonderful!

- Are you hungry?

- No, thanks.

I wish I could play something

or paint or do anything creative.

- Who knitted your sweater?

- I did.

- That's very...

- What?

- Creative.

- Mummy.

- This is Matthew.

- Hello, Matthew.

- Is it your birthday?

- No.

- It's Jonathan's.

- Oh, I see.

Have you seen Ripley's place?

Bloody philistine American!

He's ruined that Palladian villa.

Restored the heat

and soul out of it.

That's the trouble with Ripley.

Too much money and no taste.

Oh, hi. You're here then.

We were hoping you'd come.

- Why?

- Well...

To add spice to the evening.


You're a bit of a local personality.


People have heard about you.


Nothing. Just...


What happened to the coffee?

It's coming.

- Is everything okay?

- Yeah.


It's what the ltaliano

and English have in common.

Plain simple food.

Eggs in butter, sunny side up.

Mr Ripley!

The lord of the manor himself!

- What a pleasant surprise!

- Come here.

You beautiful man.

I've missed you.

What's the matter with your face?

He doesn't want you to know

he's glad to see me.

Ripley's a Yank, but a Yank

with class. He's got culture.

More than you can say for me.

- But he's overjoyed to see me, eh?

- Absolutely.

Maria, you can go home.

No. She can... Some eggs.

I'm just showing her

some culinary tips.

- She's the best cook in the Veneto.

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Charles McKeown

Charles McKeown ( mə-KEW-ən; born 1946) is a British actor and writer, perhaps best known for his collaborations with Terry Gilliam. The two met while shooting Monty Python's Life of Brian, while McKeown was doing bit parts in the film. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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