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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 »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(4 articles)
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
 (From The Hollywood News. 20 September 2012, 9:45 AM, PDT)

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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)

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
 
Stunts
Jérôme Henry Team .... stunts (as Jerome Henry)
 
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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Claude Chabrol's 50th feature film.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Substandard Chabrol, 20 February 2008
Author: JasonTomes from United Kingdom

What a viewer makes of a film very much depends on the expectations that he or she brings to it. I had previously seen five other films directed by Claude Chabrol and considered all of them impressive. "Rien ne va plus" came as something of a disappointment. Though recognisably the work of the same director, it struck me as markedly inferior in terms of atmosphere and depth - which is not to say that it is a bad film by general standards. The quality of the acting is very high. Isabelle Huppert (Betty) is always extremely watchable, and Michel Serrault (Victor) is equally subtle. Their characters may not be the most credible of thieves, but the first part of the film, showing their practised hotel-based criminal double-act, is polished and amusing. After this, my enjoyment of the film steadily diminished. That none-too-original plot device, a briefcase full of banknotes, comes to the fore. (Criminal 'capers' have never much appealed to me.) When the action then moves to Guadeloupe, it turns into a run-of-the-mill gangster film (a genre that I like even less). I found myself waiting for the end - and, when it arrived, it might have come from Hollywood.

Viewers who do not view it with my preconceptions and aversions may certainly enjoy "Rien ne va plus". It is undoubtedly a well-made film. In future, though, when I recommend the works of Chabrol, while drawing attention to "Les biches", "Que le bete meure", and "Merci pour le chocolat", I may add the proviso: 'But I wouldn't bother with "Rien ne va plus". It's nothing very special in comparison'.

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