Tom Ripley has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests his associate ask a local picture framer instead. That man has a fatal disease, or so it’s rumored. More, he has a wife and kid that surely he wouldn’t want to leave penniless. Let this picture framer be a hit man, and no one will suspect. The terminally ill craftsman may agree to the misdeed, and several more, but he’ll end up needing Tom Ripley in a pinch.
Playtime: 125 minutes
Production country / language: West Germany, France / German, English, French
Production year: 1977
Director(s): Wim Wenders
Producer(s): Joachim von Mengershausen, Wim Wenders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer

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