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Writer:
Claude Chabrol (written by)
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Release Date:
24 October 1997 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Director and Actress Duos: The Best, Overlooked, and Underrated
 (From SoundOnSight. 23 July 2013, 6:58 PM, PDT)

DVD Review: 'Rien Ne Va Plus' (rerelease)
 (From CineVue. 25 September 2012, 4:00 AM, PDT)

Rien Ne Va Plus (The Swindle) DVD Review
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Not vintage Chabrol, but still an interesting and well made thriller! See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Isabelle Huppert ... Elizabeth / Betty
Michel Serrault ... Victor

François Cluzet ... Maurice Biagini
Jean-François Balmer ... Monsieur K
Jackie Berroyer ... Robert Chatillon
Jean Benguigui ... Guadeloupe Gangster
Mony Dalmès ... Signora Trotti (as Mony Dalmes)

Thomas Chabrol ... 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
Gunther Germain ... Chatty Man's Friend
Maurice Debranche ... Guadeloupe Taxi Driver
Stefan Witschi ... Swiss Maitre d'
Rodolphe Ittig ... Belgian Dentist
Dodo Deer ... Hungarian Dentist
Barbara M. Ahren ... Wife of Hungarian Dentist (as Barbara-Magdalena Ahren)
Alexander Seibt ... Chair-Lift Worker
James Hauduroy ... Barman at Hotel Waldhaus
Elie Axas ... Flight Attendant
Emmanuel Guttierez ... Barman at the Park Hotel
Gilbert Laumord ... Tall Black Man
Yvon Crenn ... Mafioso
Marie Dubois ... Dedette
Brygida Ochaim ... Dancer
Philippe Dana ... Conventioneer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claude Chabrol ... Le croupier (voice) (uncredited)

Gian Franco Tordi ... Eccentric Swiss Hotelier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
Claude Chabrol (written by)

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Jean-Louis Porchet .... associate producer
Gérard Ruey .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
 
Art Direction by
Françoise Benoît-Fresco 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Charles Bachelier .... key makeup artist: France
Sonia Geneux .... makeup artist: Switzerland
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... makeup artist: France (as Thi-Thanh-Tu Nguyen)
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... key makeup artist: France
John Nollet .... key hair stylist: France
Catherine Zingg .... hair stylist: Switzerland
 
Production Management
Philippe Baisadouli .... assistant unit manager: France
David Crenn .... assistant unit manager
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Xavier Grin .... unit manager: Switzerland
Nathalie Kreuther .... post-production supervisor: France
Catherine Pierrat .... unit manager: France
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cyrille Bray .... second assistant director
Cécile Maistre .... assistant director
Thierry Mouquin .... second assistant director: Switzerland
Alexandra Roussel .... second assistant director: Guadeloupe
 
Art Department
Stefan Bachmann .... constructor: Switzerland
Sabine Delouvrier .... prop buyer
Pierre Galliard .... property master: France
Ivan Niclass .... set decorator: Switzerland
Jean-Paul Trincat .... construction manager: Switzerland
 
Sound Department
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Jacques Descomps .... sound recordist
Christian Fontaine .... sound assistant: France
Xavier Griette .... sound assistant: France
André Naudin .... foley artist: France (as Andre Naudin)
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist: France
Julien Naudin .... foley artist: France
Jean-Bernard Thomasson .... sound
Claude Villand .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Dominique Colladant .... special effects: France
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Atanassian .... chief electrician: France
Jean Atanassian .... electrician: France
Blaise Bauquis .... electrician: Switzerland
Jean-Baptiste Dutreix .... key grip: France
Sydney Gimenez .... electrician: Guadeloupe
Nicolas Herdt .... first assistant camera: France
Moune Jamet .... still photographer: France
Dominique Robert .... co-key grip
Eric Stitzel .... second assistant camera: Switzerland
Charles Von Sury .... electrician: Switzerland
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne-Marie Castaño-Padovan .... wardrober: France
Valérie De Buck .... dresser: Switzerland
Paule Mangenot .... chief costumer: France
Hélène Robin .... wardrober: France (as Helene Robin)
 
Editorial Department
Florence Poulain .... assistant editor: France
Olivier Rossignol .... assistant editor: France
 
Music Department
L' Orchestre Symphonique Français .... performed by (as les solistes de l'orchestre symphonique française)
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
 
Other crew
Aurore Chabrol .... script supervisor
Aline Corneille .... production secretary: France
Monica Donati .... assistant press agent
Harvey Drouelle .... production assistant
Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Helene Platel .... administrator: Switzerland
Florence Ruffetta .... production assistant: Switzerland
Eva Simonet .... press agent
Milenko Sofranac .... groupman: Switzerland
Richard Verganzonez .... caterer: Guadeloupe
Gisèle Vuillaume .... administrator: France
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rien ne va plus" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:105 min | France:104 min | USA:101 min
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Not vintage Chabrol, but still an interesting and well made thriller!, 6 February 2009
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Claude Chabrol made some of the best thrillers of all time in the late sixties and early seventies, with such classics as La Rupture, This Man Must Die and Wedding in Blood under his belt. The Swindle is the most recent of all the Chabrol films that I've seen and while it has to be said that it doesn't capture the brilliant complexity of his earlier films; this is still an excellent exercise in suspense and trickery; well handled and bolstered by a very capable central cast. We focus on Elizabeth and Victor; a pair of scam artists. They pull off a successful scam and the female of the pair decides she needs some time on her own and they decide to meet up again after a ten day break. They meet up at a hotel during a dentist's convention; and Elizabeth has already found a mark named Maurice, who is transporting five million Swiss Francs on behalf of his company. The two make plans to steal the money under Maurice's nose...however, there may be more to the game than either of them realised.

This film has been described as 'lightweight Chabrol' and I'd agree with that as compared with his earlier films; there just isn't all that much to this one. However, there's still plenty about this film to enjoy. The main point of interest is the relationship between the two central characters. Chabrol never directly tells us exactly what this relationship is; her calling him 'papa' appearing to merely an affectionate term. The two central actresses are superb with the demure and attractive Isabelle Huppert acting well alongside the older Michel Serrault. The plot flows well and although it never really picks up; Chabrol keeps things going at a nice pace and always ensures that his audience wants to see what's coming next. The film is rather lightweight and enjoyable for the first hour or so and takes a darker turn towards the end; which does actually fit the film well despite the change in atmosphere. Overall, this is not vintage Chabrol by any means but it's a well made and entertaining thriller and I'm sure Chabrol fans will appreciate it.

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