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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 overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth / Betty
Michel Serrault ...
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 ...
Eric Bonicatto ...
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ...
Yves Verhoeven ...
Henri Attal ...
Greek Vendor


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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller


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24 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office


FRF 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$231,417 (USA) (25 June 1999)

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As A Con Fan I Must Say
13 May 2007 | by (Cincinnati, OH, United States) – See all my reviews

It was refreshing seeing a con film again. As it is, it is quite light, and there is hardly anything I haven't seen in it, but does being pleased necessitate a constantly churning wheel of brand new things? It's a fun hour and forty-five minutes of standard con mechanics, and if you like con mechanics you will be delighted.

There is a point where you will find yourself surprised as the tone the film suddenly takes and controls well. Another thing it controls well is its handling of its twists, for there are always twists and mentioning their mere presence is like mentioning Spider-Man's presence in Spider-Man 3. The twists are interesting in that they feel predictable or that they're taking the simple way out, but that is never for certain.

Michael Serrault is the film's great highlight. He is tremendously likable and infectiously dry, and his occasional physical timing or subtly crisp one-liner holds the film's smiling side at bay amidst some token moments of comic relief, namely the presence of the gaudy widow whom Serrault constantly must try to hide from. And of course Huppert, as the film's real star, is truly perfect as a con woman, a 100% confident seductress, the fleshed out realization of the practically imagined version of a con woman. She does not stand out nor is she below par, even if she is upstaged a wee bit by Serrault, because she even characterizes her character's elusive quality.

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