Plein soleil it is a film directed by René Clément in 1960, based on the novel The talent of mister Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.
From the same novel was made in 1999 the film The Talent of Mr. Ripley, directed by Anthony Minghella.
Plot: Tom Ripley is sent to Europe by Mr. Greenleaf in search of his son Philippe, to bring him back to home: on the other hand Tom will receive $5,000.
Philippe deceives Tom, making him believe he will be back in the United States with him to please his father, but don't really have any intention and intends to stay where he is, at the side of the girlfriend Marge, who is about to marry.
Mr. Greenleaf, not seeing any results, fire Tom who, in despair, kills Philippe and assumes the identity, living his life as a rich playboy.
But Philippe's friends starkes begin to feel its lack and begin to look for it, while the tracks lead to Tom, who is forced to commit another murder to avoid be discovered.
Genres: Dramatic, Thriller.
Direction: René Clément.
Actors: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt.