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The Swindle

The Swindle

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by mk2

Release in France : 15/10/1997

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Actors (21)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :


Foreign production companies :

Teleclub AG, Cab Productions, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

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Co-productions :

Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, TF1 Films Production

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A somewhat offbeat couple, Victor and Betty, live off their wits and small-time swindles. He's a man of sixty, she's half his age; their relationship is wily as a den of thieves. They spend their time driving the length and breadth of France and the neighbouring countries in a camping-car, seeking out, in particular, professional conferences in country towns, where Betty fleeces those she considers ripe for a con. A hitch in one of their operations leads them into a domain they know little about: international money laundering. In this more cut-throat universe, Victor reveals a knack for action and imagination which amazes even himself. Yet here, the joking is over: Betty and Victor will have to save their skins. But will a gleam of morality manage to light this icy world?

Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Claude Chabrol

Co-producers :

Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey

Sound recordists :

Jean-Bernard Thomasson, Claude Villand, Jacques Descomps

Assistant Operator :

Nicolas Herdt

Press Attachés (film) :

Eva Simonet, Monica Donati

Assistant editors :

Florence Poulain, Olivier Rossignol

Production Designer :

Françoise Benoît-Fresco

Foley artists :

André Naudin, Gadou Naudin, Julien Naudin

Still Photographer :

Moune Jamet

Assistant director :

Cécile Maistre

Screenwriter :

Claude Chabrol

Director of Photography :

Eduardo Serra

Sound Assistant :

Xavier Griette

Production Manager :

Yvon Crenn

Editor :

Monique Fardoulis

Continuity supervisor :

Aurore Chabrol

Music Composer :

Matthieu Chabrol

Costume designer :

Corinne Jorry

Technical details

Feature film

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Themes :

Fraud, Games

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Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Posters (4)


Festival Selections (5)

Punta Del Este - International Film Festival - 1998

Punta Del Este - International Film Festival (Uruguay, 1998)


Films selected

Lumiere Awards - 1998

Lumiere Awards (France, 1998)


French Films

Acapulco French Film Festival - 1997

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1997)


French Feature Films

San Sebastian International Film Festival - 1997

San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 1997)


Official Competition

Awards (2)

Lumiere Awards - 1998

Lumiere Awards (France, 1998)


Meilleur Acteur : Michel Serrault

San Sebastian International Film Festival - 1997

San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 1997)

Awards (2)

Golden Shell for Best Film

Silver Shell for Best Director : Claude Chabrol

Delegations (2)

Lumiere Awards - 1998

Lumiere Awards (France, 1998)