Blazing Sun (Purple Noon)

Blazing Sun (Purple Noon)

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

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.

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1960Rating: PG, The content is mild in impact115 minsFrance, ItalyFrench, Italian and English with English subtitles
CrimeThrillerWorld Cinema

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Blazing Sun (Purple Noon) | Reviews

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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Blazing Sun (Purple Noon) | Release Details

Blazing Sun (Purple Noon) is now playing in 2 cinemas in Australia.