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Nine Queens (2000)

Nueve reinas (original title)
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Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").


(as Fabian Bielinsky)


(as Fabian Bielinsky)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leticia Brédice ...
María Mercedes Villagra ...
Convenience Store Employee 2
Gabo Correa ...
Convenience Store Manager (as Gabriel Correa)
Pochi Ducasse ...
Luis Armesto ...
Bar Waiter
Ernesto Arias ...
Amancay Espíndola ...
Woman in Elevator
Isaac Fajm ...
Jorge Noya ...
Graciela Tenenbaum ...
Convenience Store Employee
Oscar Nuñez ...
Ignasi Abadal ...
Carlos Lanari ...
Man on Cell Phone


Early one morning, Marcos observes Juan successfully pulling off a bill-changing scam on a cashier, and then getting caught as he attempts to pull the same trick on the next shift. Marcos steps in, claiming to be a policeman, and drags Juan out of the store. Once they are back on the street, Marcos reveals himself to be a fellow swindler with a game of much higher stakes in mind, and he invites Juan to be his partner in crime. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme seemingly falls into their laps - an old-time con man enlists them to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps, The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue bring into the picture a cast of suspicious characters, including Marcos' sister Valeria, their younger brother Federico and a slew of thieves, conmen and pickpockets. As the deceptions mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom. Written by Farsante

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 August 2000 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Nine Queens  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,724 (USA) (19 April 2002)


$1,221,261 (USA) (4 October 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song Juan refers to several times during the film is Rita Pavone's 1976 hit "Il Ballo del Mattone" from the LP "Come te non c'è nessuno", written by Eduardo Verde and Bruno Canfora. As for the film in which the song is supposed to be in, no reference is found but, by correlating dates it could only be "Due sul pianerottolo (1975)" See more »


Marcos: WE aren't lacking homosexuals, just financiers.
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Remade as Criminal (2004) See more »


Il Ballo del Mattone
by Rita Pavone (1976)
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Excellent, even if you don't understand Spanish.
22 April 2004 | by (Gujarat, India) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie about four times in last two years. It is an excellent movie, very believable. More so than similar Hollywood movies in the recent years. Movie has good casting, excellent script, and very good acting. I highly recommend this movie even if you don't understand Spanish- I have enjoyed it every time, even with sub-titles. There is a Hollywood remake of this move in works, the script is golden. The story is particularly relevant, considering what has happened in Argentina over the last four years. I with the director would make more movies. I have searched for his first movie (Sonámbula, La) in US but have been unable to find it. I hope it airs on one of the premium channels.

9 out of 10 stars.

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