Ripley’s Games

Ripley’s Games

2 Episodes

The American author Patricia Highsmith’s dark, violent writing provides the source material for these two edgy European thrillers.

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Ripley’s Games
  • Purple Noon

    Episode 1

    Directed by René Clément • 1960 • France, Italy

    Alain Delon was at his most impossibly beautiful when Purple Noon was released and made him an instant star. This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, sta...

  • The American Friend

    Episode 2

    Directed by Wim Wenders • 1977 • Germany
    Starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz

    Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with THE AMERICAN FRIEND, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “Ripley’s Game.” Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American a...