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Purple Noon(Plein soleil)

  • Dir: René Clément

  • France/Italy, 1960, French, 118mins, DCP

  • Cast: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt

The devastatingly handsome Alain Delon gives a star-making performance in the first adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's celebrated Ripley novel series. As anti-hero Tom Ripley, Delon plays a chameleon with many talents who is sent to Italy to retrieve a shipping magnate's wayward son, Philippe. Obsessed with Philippe's life, Ripley soon finds himself using all of his talents to elude the authorities and literally take over Philippe's life. Suppressing the homosexual subtext, this engrossing, sun-drenched noir led by a fascinating and morally complex protagonist is simultaneously a triumph for Highsmith, Delon and director René Clément.

4/12 (Sun): Seminar with Joyce Yang and May Ng
 

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