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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

    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).

    Actors (28)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Co-productions :

    Vides Cinematografica, Caesar Film

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    About

    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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    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Murder

    Production language :

    French, Dutch

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy, Japan, The 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