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The Swindlers

The Swindlers

A Feature film by Federico Fellini

Release in France : 28/02/1959

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Titanus Produzione

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Aging small-time con man Augusto, who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso, who has a wife and daughter and wants to paint. Augusto avoids the personal entanglements, spending money at clubs seeking the good life. His attitude changes when he runs into his own daughter, whom he rarely sees, and realizes she's now a young woman and in need of his help to continue her studies. His usual partners are away, so he goes in with others to run a swindle, and they aren't forgiving when he claims he's given the money back to their mark. They leave him beaten, robbed, and alone.

Full credits (8)

Assistant Director :

Dominique Delouche

Foreign producers :

Silvio Clementelli, Goffredo Lombardo

Director of Photography :

Otello Martelli

Production Designer :

Dario Cecchi

Screenwriters :

Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini

Co-producer :

Charles Delac

Editors :

Mario Serandrei, Giuseppe Vari

Music Composer :

Nino Rota

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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Runtime :

1 h 48 min

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Black & White

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