The talent of Mr Ripley (The Talented Mr Ripley) is a 1999 film, directed by Anthony Minghella, loosely based on the novel with the same name by Patricia Highsmith, already brought to the screen in 1960 with Crime in full sun, directed by René Clément and starring with Alain Delon.
Plot: Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, "the talented Mr Ripley" tells of a man who commits murders and manages to get away with it.
The film starts from this so crucial, to conclude that avoid being indicted does not correspond to have evaded justice.
Actually you can never get away with it.
Ripley, in its ongoing and obsessive pursuit of love, of someone to be loved, of someone who loves him, really blow his opportunity to find what he is looking for.
In the self-annihilation, which means taking the identity of another, Ripley is condemned to it cannot be ever more himself.
His deal with the devil is based on the idea that prefers to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.
In this way, the adventures of Ripley in Europe become a cautionary tale describing the price is forced to pay who abandons his true self in favor of someone who would like to be.
If you do find yourself in a claustrophobic and airless with Tom Ripley.
Direction: Anthony Minghella.
Actors: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett.