MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,734 this week

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

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,554 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 34 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 14 Jun 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 22 May 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Aug 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 20 Apr 2014
 
a list of 31 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Swindle" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Swindle (1997)

The Swindle (1997) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Swindle.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dirty Hands (1975)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Saint Tropez, 1975. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the assassination of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Romy Schneider, Rod Steiger, François Maistre
Les Biches (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacqueline Sassard, Stéphane Audran
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Celia, Marina Ninchi, Michel Bouquet
Le Boucher (1970)
Certificate: GP Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Phillipe and Esther live an apparently idyllic life with their daughter, Elise. In an attempt to preserve this bliss, Phillipe decides that he and Esther should each have affairs, being ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Danièle Gégauff, Paul Gégauff, Clémence Gégauff
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This movie is only made of archive pictures: the official newsreels that were broadcasted on French movie screens during 1940 and 1944 (the Occupation). Those newsreels were controlled by ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Brian Cox, Maquisard Alfonso
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he makes a bet who manages to sleep with the most ugly woman during the next year - and wins... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mia Farrow, Laura Antonelli
Le Beau Serge (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much, but the people have, especially his old friend Serge who has ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michèle Méritz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Jacques Dufilho, Bernadette Le Saché, François Cluzet
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mouglalis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young woman disguises herself as a knight to expose a gold-digging man divided between her and a Countess.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain, Pierre Arditi
The Twist (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Bruce Dern, Stéphane Audran, Sydne Rome
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Elizabeth / Betty
Michel Serrault ...
Victor
...
Maurice Biagini
Jean-François Balmer ...
Monsieur K
Jackie Berroyer ...
Robert Chatillon
Jean Benguigui ...
Guadeloupe Gangster
Mony Dalmès ...
Signora Trotti (as Mony Dalmes)
...
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Swindle  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$231,417 (USA) (25 June 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Claude Chabrol's 50th feature film. See more »

Soundtracks

Tribute To Jazz
by Michel Gaucher (as M. Gaucher)
Editions Koka Media
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Highly Entertaining Despite the Flaws
1 March 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The smalltime swindlers Elizabeth "Betty" (Isabelle Huppert) and Victor (Michel Serrault) make a living by cheating naive people. After swindling a salesman of garden tools in the French Riviera, Betty travels on vacation alone and schedule a next scheme in ten days in a congress for dentists in Sils Maria. However Betty arrives at the hotel with Maurice Biagini (François Cluzet), who is the treasurer of a company that is traveling cuffed to a wallet with five-million francs. She tells Victor that she has the intentions of stealing his money and Victor plots a scheme using the naivety of Maurice. But soon the con artists have to face the dangerous associates of Maurice.

"Rien ne va plus" is a highly entertaining thriller by Claude Chabrol. I saw this movie for the first time in the late 90's and I liked it more than today. There are flaws along the story that I did not pay attention when I watched it long time ago. But if the viewer does not think too much, he or she will like the plot points in this film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Negócios à Parte" ("Business Aside")


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
why did she leave and come back at the end? TomatoMacaroni
Where available for reasonable price? mokovisual
Discuss The Swindle (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?