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Cafè Florian, Talanted Mr Ripley (1999)

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Cafè Florian, Talanted Mr Ripley (1999)

The Café Florian is a Venetian institution whose history is so closely intertwined with that of the city that they have become inseparable. It all began with a small, modest café opened in 1720 by barman Floriano Francesconi. Thanks to his close connections with the city's elite, it quickly achieved cult status on the Venetian social stage, becoming the second home of European aristocrats, writers and artists - some of whom even used it as their postal address. For a long time, it was the only Venetian café that allowed access to women. Casanova, Lord Byron and Marcel Proust are just some of the most legendary visitors to the Café Florian. It is where Dickie's (Jude Law's) father, Dickie's wife Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow) and friend Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) come together to discuss the mysterious disappearance of Dickie. When the theory of suicide raises its head, Marge starts to smell a rat. Tom, the actual murderer, in keeping with the classic Hitchcock tradition, keeps a cool composure. A saxophonist plays in the background while a flock of pigeons takes flight, as though reaffirming that this is not the only secret that Venice has witnessed.

Piazza San Marco, 56
www.caffeflorian.com

08/2012

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