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



You're stoned and you're late.

Quality is "numero uno".

Is that everything?

Is it everything?

Everything is... You tell me.

Everything is you.

You are everything.

Tommy, you are everything.

Today I saw somebody

who looked just like you...

You're not planning on singing me

through the door, are you?

I've got a "Corregghio" in here.

- You're not coming in.

- I fucking am!

No. Because it's not a Corregghio,

it's Correggio.

Just like

it's not "tacco", but taco.

Not "paster" but pasta.

Your entire education comes

from Classic Car Magazine.

And it's not a Correggio,

it's a fake Rembrandt.

And until you know that,

you're not coming in with me.

Don't f*ck me over here, prat.

Don't threaten me, I'm not

the one wearing an earring.

Who is this?

I'll be waiting over there.

Yes, it's Tom Ripley.

Welcome. I always wanted

to meet the man behind the...

- Scurrilous rumours?

- Reputation.

- I've heard so many things.

- Some of them may even be true.

- That's fabulous.

- It's a Guercino.


Look at the energy

in that line.

The two Parmigianino.

Really stunning.

This is extremely rare.


1,2 million dollars.

That's what we agreed.

- What we agreed?

- Your partner called me.

- Reeves? - Yes.

- More a pet than a partner.

He was rather persuasive.

I wanted to pay 900,000.

Since you spoke with him I have

perused them more carefully.

This Rembrandt fake is worthless,

but I'm not discounting for that.

No, because you'll sell it as genuine

for 800,000, the Guercino 400,000...

..the Parmigianinos,

650 for the pair.

Add the others and

you'll clear 3 million dollars.

- I want two million.

- You must be kidding. We had a deal.

No, you had a deal with Reeves,

not with me.

- 1.3.

- 2 million or forget it.

No. I wish you people

wouldn't waste my time.

- You people?

- Terry, Mr Ripley is leaving.

Please don't touch those.

Leave them!


- You've killed him.

- Shut up!

- Don't shoot me.

- Shut up!

Still! Here's the deal. I'll take

your offer, 1.2 million dollars.

But due to the volatility

of the market...

..I'll take several

of the drawings with me.

- Is that clear?

- It's up to you.

That's true.

So perhaps I'll take all of them.

Would you like to keep the folder?

It's real leather.

Don't follow me.

That is a lovely lcarus.

He flew too close to the sun, no?

Sorry about your friend.

- How did it go?

- Very well.

It takes a long time to count

1.2 million dollars. It's yours.

- You don't want your cut?

- No. You made the deal.

- What about yours?

- I got the deal because of you.

After you've paid for the drawings,

you'll still have 400,000.

Whoah! It's not that

I don't trust you...

But I don't fucking trust you.

Fucking hell!

It's a gift from Professor Ripley's

finishing school. You did well.

Ciao. You're a gentleman.

You're an honest man.

See you.

Italy, three years later.


It's beautiful!

An incredibly rare piece.

May I ask what you paid?

Yes, you can. How long

to get it ready?

We need at least six weeks

to make it play.

You have 13 days.

It's a surprise.

- Morning.

- I brought the picture.

Good. Thank you.

My wife and I are having

a few people over for drinks.

- You'd be most welcome.

- That's very kind.

It's the third on the left

past the restaurant.

Maybe we'll see you later.

- Delicious! - I mortgaged

the house to buy these truffles.

- So leave a little bit for us.

- I will make risotto.

- The best you ever had.

- I'm sure.

- Is Jonathan here?

- He's in the kitchen.

- Hello.

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