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F for Fake

F for Fake

A Feature film by Orson Welles

Produced by Les Films de l'Astrophore

Release in France : 12/03/1975

    Synopsis

    Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focusses on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a phony Martian invasion). On the way, Welles plays a few tricks of his own on the audience.

    Participants (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films de l'Astrophore

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Documentaire sur Grand Écran

    Foreign production companies :

    Janus Film Und Fersehen, Saci

    French distribution :

    Planfilm

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (9)

    Line Producer :

    François Reichenbach

    Director of Photography :

    François Reichenbach

    Assistant editors :

    Dominique Boischot, Élisabeth Moulinier

    Sound Mixer :

    Paul Bertault

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French, English, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, Iran

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1975

    French release :

    12/03/1975

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    41954

    Visa issue date :

    03/12/1973

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

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