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Director:
Writer:
Claude Chabrol (written by)
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Release Date:
24 October 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
As A Con Fan I Must Say 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Claude Chabrol's 50th feature film.See more »
Soundtrack:
Latin AmericaSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
As A Con Fan I Must Say, 13 May 2007
Author: jzappa from Cincinnati, OH, United States

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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