Plein Soleil, Watershed Bristol (0117-925 3845) 8.20pm

"Patricia Highsmith writes about people like a spider writing about flies," gloried one critic. One of the century's greatest thriller writers, her books have been the inspiration for movies from the moment that Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights to her first chiller, Strangers on a Train. The classic Highsmith elements were all there: the barely suppressed eroticism, the doppelganger effect of hunter and hunted and the throat- stifling tension which gives the books their horrifying pace. This rediscovered film by Rene Clement marks the first screen appearance of Highsmith's eye-poppingly amoral Tom Ripley, who reappeared on screen in Wim Wenders's marvellous The American Friend. He's due back next year when Anthony Minghella will remake The Talented Mr Ripley.

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