Nine Queens

A FILM BY Fabian Bielinsky

An elegant and sly deadpan comedy."" ""
-Roger Ebert,ChicagoSun Times
Ingeniously constructed entertainment.""""
-Jane Sumner,Dallas Morning News
A deliciously funny and fiendishly clever con-man comedy that begins on a note of ingenuity that it then sustains with the tension of a high-wire act.""""
-Kevin Thomas,Los Angeles Times

Synopsis

Two small-time swindlers, Juan and Marcos, who team up after meeting in a convenience store and become involved in a half million -dollar deal. Early one morning, Marcos observes Juan successfully pulling off a bill-changing scam on a cashier, and then getting caught as he attempts to pull the same trick on the next shift. Marcos steps in, claiming to be a policeman, and drags Juan out of the store. Once they are back on the street, Marcos reveals himself to be a fellow swindler with a much higher stakes game in mind, and invites Juan to be his partner in crime. Juan is skeptical at first, but agrees to work with Marcos after he impresses him with a few sophisticated cons. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme then seemingly falls in their laps -- an old time con-man enlists Juan and Marcos to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps, The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue with a cast of suspicious characters and we begin to ask ourselves, "Who isn't a thief?"

Release Date

Original Languages: Spanish (Argentina)
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 115 min.
Year: 2001

CREDITS

CAST
Gaston Pauls
Leticia Bredice
Ricardo Darin
DIRECTED BY
Fabian Bielinsky

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