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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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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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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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Lighter Chabrol, but enjoyable
30 September 1999 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

The movie is certainly lighter Chabrol, with a plot that inherently depends on his frequent theme of the ambiguous relationships between people and their capacities for deception, but generally chooses to concentrate on understated elegance: even when Huppert finds a man dead in the bathtub with a spike through his eye (a moment of genuine shock value even though you more or less know it's coming) the nastiness is quickly absorbed into sophisticated exchanges with the (rather cliched) gangsters. The ambiguity extends to the relationship between the two protagonists, which appears to be father-daughter although the movie often seems to be hinting otherwise - the long lingering final shot is probably the final tease in this respect. Serrault plays his character in an engagingly grumpy, short-fused manner, which contrasts pleasantly with Huppert's pure show of elegance. Even though the opening scam seems like a dress rehearsal for a more complex and challenging movie than we ever actually get, the thing glides by most enjoyably; no less so for the faint air of slumming.


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