Editor's selection: 5 great imposture films

Today, April 4, Ripley, a fascinating case of imposture born from the subversive pen of Patricia Highsmith, makes its comeback. But before the 8-episode mini-series created by Steve Zaillian for Netflix, Tom Ripley played by Andrew Scott (1917, Fleabag) already appropriated the features of Alain Delon and Matt Damon (among others) in cinema versions. (re)discover absolutely.

Full sun1960. Southern Italy. René Clément directed Plein soleil and catapulted a then unknown young actor to the top. Alongside Maurice Ronet and Marie Laforêt, the young Delon (barely 25 years old) darkens the solar landscape of the small port of Mongibello with his poisonous charm.

Available on Canal+ VOD and on Blu-Ray

The Talented Mr. RipleyForty years later, Ripley (Matt Damon) once again usurps the identity of the wealthy Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) in the remarkable remake of Anthony Minghella (The English Patient), The Talented Mr. Ripley ( 1999).

Available on Canal+ VOD and on Blu-Ray

Catch Me If You Can Other great imposture films, Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg, 2002), the incredible but true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. played by Leonardo DiCaprio. In turn, lawyer, doctor, airline pilot, one of the biggest crooks in the United States began his incredible career when he was not even 20 years old in the 1960s…

Available on Prime Video (April 15) and Blu-Ray Steelbook

Profession reporter££££

In 1975, Antonioni cast Jack Nicholson in the role of David Locke, a British reporter tired of being him who takes the the identity of his roommate in Africa. In Profession reporter, the possibility of a new life will end with a metaphysical impasse and a virtuoso and unforgettable final sequence shot.

Available on Universciné and in an Ultra Collector Blu-Ray box set

I Married a Shadow££££

Reissued on Blu-Ray by Studiocanal, I Married a Shadow by Robin Davis is the adaptation of the eponymous novel by William Irish published in 1948. Nathalie Baye, aka the fake Patricia Meyrand, finds herself welcomed by her wealthy in-laws after a tragic train accident. A captivating thriller set in the magnificent grape varieties of the Bordeaux region.

Available on Canal+ VOD and on Blu-Ray