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Talented Mr Ripley

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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Cast:

Matt Damon

.... Tom Ripley

Gwyneth Paltrow

.... Marge Sherwood

Jude Law

.... Dickie Greenleaf

Cate Blanchett

.... Meredith Logue

Philip Seymour Hoffman

.... Freddie Miles

Jack Davenport

.... Peter Smith-Kingsley

James Rebhorn

.... Herbert Greenleaf

Sergio Rubini

.... Inspector Roverini

Philip Baker Hall

.... Alvin MacCarron

Celia Weston

.... Aunt Joan

Fiorello

.... Fausto (as Rosario Fiorello)

Stefania Rocca

.... Silvana

Ivano Marescotti

.... Colonnello Verrecchia

Anna Longhi

.... Signora Buffi

Alessandro Fabrizi

.... Sergeant Baggio

The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad meets and greats Tom, he pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law), the mans son, to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow, Dickie's cultured fiancйe, pretending to love jazz and harbouring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying, Tom's talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome

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