Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Ripley's Game
Director: Liliana Cavani
Cast: John Malkovich, Ray Winstone, Dougray Scott, Lena Headey, Sam Blitz

Tom Ripley (the character from The Talented Mr. Ripley), now played by John Malkovich, plots a fiendish scheme on his terminally ill neighbour who insulted him. This darkly comic drama has its moments (the long scene in the train toilet), but its premise is highly implausible and Ripley's total lack of empathy is difficult to stomach. Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel and previously filmed by Wim Wenders as The Amercian Friend.