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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 »
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Lightweight Chabrol film 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)

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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Tribute To JazzSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Lightweight Chabrol film, 9 July 2003
Author: rosscinema (rosscinema@comcast.net) from Oceanside, Ca.

Claude Chabrol is the master from the French New Wave who specialized in mysteries with sordid characters but aside from only a few hints of Chabrol's flare, this is a predictable "Swindle" film. Story is about an older conman named Victor (Michel Serrault) and a woman named Betty (Isabelle Huppert) who are clever but mainly smalltime thieves. We see Betty at a casino flirting with a businessman and when he's not looking she spikes his drink. They end up in his hotel room and he passes out. They steal some but not all of his money so that when he wakes up he won't be sure if he gambled it away or not. Then Betty decides to run a scam on a financial courier (Francois Cluzet) for a crime syndicate who is suppose to transfer 5 million Swiss francs but of course they plan the old "Switcharoo". After this happens the head of the syndicate named Monsieur K (Jean-Francois Balmer) escorts the two of them to his place and wants his money back! This is definitely not Chabrol's best effort but its not because its not well made, it is. But the material is so familiar that at times the film seems run of the mill. There are some nice touches like Victor always being mistaken at the hotel for an employee. The script does have you guessing about certain things like the relationship between Betty and Victor. Are they lovers? Is he her father? A few times during the film Betty calls him "Father" but it might be a pet name and they might also be tutor and student. And the caper itself is never clearly defined as we suspect that Victor had the whole thing planned ahead of time. Usually the characters in Chabrol's films are complicated and challenging for the viewer but thats not the case here. Its definitely a lightweight effort and while its mildly interesting mainly for watching another re-teaming of Chabrol and Huppert, its nowhere near Chabrol at his best.

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