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The Swindle (1997)
"Rien ne va plus" (original title)

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Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Elizabeth / Betty
Michel Serrault ...
Victor
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Maurice Biagini
Jean-François Balmer ...
Monsieur K
Jackie Berroyer ...
Robert Chatillon
Jean Benguigui ...
Guadeloupe Gangster
Mony Dalmès ...
Signora Trotti (as Mony Dalmes)
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Swiss Desk Clerk
Greg Germain ...
Chatty Man
Nathalie Kousnetzoff ...
Blond Woman
Pierre Martot ...
Conventioneer
Eric Bonicatto ...
Conventioneer
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ...
Conventioneer
Yves Verhoeven ...
Pickpocket
Henri Attal ...
Greek Vendor
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Storyline

Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money. On whose side is Betty - Victor's, Maurice's or only her own? Written by Anonymous

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24 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,696 (USA) (24 October 1997)

Gross:

$231,417 (USA) (25 June 1999)
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Fun! What's the problem?
14 August 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Most comments on this confection of a film are so impatient and ill-tempered, I just had to write! This is light comedy for grown-ups and provides a perfectly delightful interlude. What's wrong with intelligent light entertainment? For goodness' sake, it's a bit of fun!

Perhaps the problem is that 'fun' today too often equates with the industrial pleasures of the theme-park. And the children, who like their fun noisy and physical, never can appreciate the pleasures of adults. Where there is civilized conversation, the kiddies only see a lot of boring grown-ups doing boring grown-up things.

This Peter Pan syndrome afflicts increasing numbers of the population. And it's not charming - it's downright worrying. One would almost think the influential arbiters of culture actually intended to arrest the development of the individual at this level of immaturity. But that, of course, would be a supposition beyond the scope of these Web pages to entertain.

My main purpose in writing was to encourage those with more developed tastes to see this picture. It is witty, attractive, amusing and utterly delightful - just like the two leads in their many and varied roles!


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