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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").

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(as Fabian Bielinsky)
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Cast

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Juan
Leticia Brédice ...
María Mercedes Villagra ...
Convenience Store Employee 2
Gabo Correa ...
Convenience Store Manager (as Gabriel Correa)
Pochi Ducasse ...
Aunt
Luis Armesto ...
Bar Waiter
Ernesto Arias ...
Amancay Espíndola ...
Woman in Elevator
Isaac Fajm ...
Vendor
Jorge Noya ...
Aníbal
Graciela Tenenbaum ...
Convenience Store Employee
Oscar Nuñez ...
Sandler
Ignasi Abadal ...
Carlos Lanari ...
Man on Cell Phone
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Storyline

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

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

This movie has an US version called Criminal (2004) starring John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal. See more »

Quotes

Marcos: Can't you see the way she swings her ass? There are no saints.
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Connections

Referenced in Caiga quien caiga - CQC: Episode #16.26 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Ballo del Mattone
(1976)
Written by Dino Verde (as Verde, Eduardo) and Bruno Canfora (as Canfora, Bruno)
by Rita Pavone
Edited by Curci Edizioni
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Engaging, well-paced thriller.
11 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

To tell you the truth, I was a little wary of this movie at the beginning, because the minor scams the characters were pulling off seemed kind of lame, but as the story progressed and the stakes got higher and higher, it became an engaging, clever, well-paced and well-acted heist thriller. It certainly has the requisite number of twists and turns to please any fan of the genre. At the end, the 114 minutes had passed like a breeze, and that's one of the sure signs of a good movie. (***)


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