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The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers

The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Roman Polanski, Ugo Gregoretti, Hiromichi Horikawa

Produced by Ulysse Films, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

Release in France : 14/08/1964

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Actors (28)

Production and distribution (5)

Co-productions :

Vides Cinematografica, Caesar Film

Film exports/foreign sales :

Télédis

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

Five swindle stories, taking place successively in Tokyo (Les cinq bienfaiteurs de Fumiko), Amsterdam (La riviere de diamants), Naples (La feuille de route), Paris (L'homme qui vendit la tour Eiffel) and Marrakech (Le Grand escroc).

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About...

This anthology helmed by four talented filmmakers, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Hiromichi Horikawa, and Roman Polanski, allows viewers to meet and observe four international con artists. Each story is set within a different city. "Amsterdam" follows the attempts of a seductive Dutch woman to entice an elderly man into buying her an expensive necklace in exchange for sex. He does, and she immediately runs away and uses the bauble, not realizing that it is worth a fortune, to purchase a parrot. In "Paris," a con man sells a tourist rube the Eiffel Tower. The entrepreneurial dolt ends up arrested after trying to charge an admission fee to visitors. "Naples" centers on a band of hookers who listen to their pimp and seek out old men in retirement villages. They convince the old fellows to marry them so they will not be forced to leave the city. Unfortunately for the pimp, the delighted geezers will not allow their brides to work. In the grim finale "Tokyo" a greedy Japanese barmaid serves her aged escort too many noodles. He promptly chokes to death and after he falls, she yanks out his teeth and runs them to a pawn shop. She is hoping they are platinum. They aren't and she is arrested for murder. ~

© Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Source : movies.nytimes.com

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Full credits (9)

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Comedy

Themes :

Murder

Production language :

French, Dutch

Coproducer countries :

France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands)

Production year :

1964

French release :

14/08/1964

Runtime :

1 h 51 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

26600

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

2.35

Audio format :

Mono