Directed by Rene Clement
Rene Clement's psychological thriller, with Alain
Delon as a morally bankrupt individual who is stricken with envy of his best
friend. He murders him and then takes over his identity, even becoming the
lover of his friend's girlfriend. Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The
Talented Mr. Ripley, Purple Noon is a startling and disturbing
film that elicits audience fascination with a cunning "anti-hero."
Stunningly photographed by Henri Decae against the backgrounds of southern
Italy. French with English subtitles. 118 minutes.