Blazing Sun (Purple Noon)

Blazing Sun (Purple Noon)

Blazing Sun (Purple Noon)

Golden Globe nominee Alain Delon (The Leopard) stars in this French crime thriller adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Sent to France to persuade a wealthy Frenchman (Maurice Ronet, The Champagne Murders) to return to San Francisco to take over the family business, Tom Ripley (Delon) instead finds himself coveting the Frenchman's life and hatches a plan to steal his identity.

1960Rating: PG, Low level violence115 minsFrance, ItalyFrench, Italian and English with English subtitles
CrimeThrillerWorld Cinema
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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Its mechanical aesthetic suggests that rather than having to sublimate what remorse Tom Ripley might feel toward his actions, he simply doesn't experience any.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Delon is a terrifically good in the role: his almost unearthly perfection is creepy itself, as if he is imitating a human being.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Highsmith had some doubts about the ending, which feels less daring than the one in her book, but there's a clever irony to it Hitchcock would have appreciated.

4.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Tempering Hitchcockian intent with the experimentalism of the French New Wave, the result is as seductive as it is suspenseful: a bracing study of amorality.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's Delon - impossibly beautiful, impossible to read, cold, cool - who steals the film.

4.0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Its mechanical aesthetic suggests that rather than having to sublimate what remorse Tom Ripley might feel toward his actions, he simply doesn't experience any.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Delon is a terrifically good in the role: his almost unearthly perfection is creepy itself, as if he is imitating a human being.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Highsmith had some doubts about the ending, which feels less daring than the one in her book, but there's a clever irony to it Hitchcock would have appreciated.

4.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Tempering Hitchcockian intent with the experimentalism of the French New Wave, the result is as seductive as it is suspenseful: a bracing study of amorality.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's Delon - impossibly beautiful, impossible to read, cold, cool - who steals the film.

4.0

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