Based on a novel by crime scribe Patricia Highsmith – who also wrote Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train – René Clément’s striking study of a glamorous and complex psychopath, Plein Soleil (1960), features a career-defining turn from a young, beautiful and ultra-cool Alain Delon. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the restored version of Plein Soleil this coming Monday (9 September), we have THREE Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our readers, courtesy of our friends at StudioCanal. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Delon stars in his debut leading role as Tom Ripley, a young American who’s paid by the wealthy Greenleaf family to travel to Europe to persuade his friend, errant playboy Philip Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet), to return to the family home in San Francisco. When he gets there, Tom discovers that Philip has it all – including a beautiful fiancée, Marge (Marie Laforet) – and begins to covet his luxurious lifestyle. Philip, initially amused by Tom’s arrival, soon tires of him, and as Tom begins to find himself excluded from Philip’s coterie, his envy takes a murderous turn.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Plein Soleil on Blu-ray, just answer the following simple question:

Highsmith’s novel was made into The Talented Mr. Ripley by which British director?

a) Anthony Minghella
b) Mike Leigh
c) Stephen Frears

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Plein Soleil’), answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

The restored Plein Soleil is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 9 September, courtesy of StudioCanal.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 12 September, 2013.

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