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Nine Queens (2000) More at IMDbPro »Nueve reinas (original title)

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Nine Queens -- 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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Fabián Bielinsky (written by)
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Release Date:
31 August 2000 (Argentina) See more »
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Plot:
Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens"). Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
22 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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(31 articles)
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I have never seen a film as relentlessly uncompromising about the allure, power, and banality of the con game. See more (121 total) »

Cast

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Ricardo Darín ... Marcos
Gastón Pauls ... Juan
Leticia Brédice ... Valeria
María Mercedes Villagra ... Convenience Store Employee 2
Gabriel Correa ... Convenience Store Manager
Pochi Ducasse ... Aunt
Luis Armesto ... Bar Waiter
Ernesto Arias ... Bar Manager
Amancay Espíndola ... Woman in Elevator
Isaac Fajm ... Vendor
Jorge Noya ... Aníbal
Graciela Tenenbaum ... Convenience Store Employee
Oscar Nuñez ... Sandler
Ignasi Abadal ... Vidal Gandolfo
Carlos Lanari ... Man on Cell Phone

Roberto Rey ... Texano
Tomás Fonzi ... Federico
Celia Juárez ... Mrs. Sandler
Alejandro Awada ... Washington
Antonio Ugo ... D' Agostino
Leo Dyzen ... Stamp Expert
Elsa Berenguer ... Berta
Carlos Falcone ... Berta's Lover
Ricardo Díaz Mourelle ... Ramiro
Ulises Celestino ... Botones
Norberto Arcusín ... Official
Gabriel Molinelli ... Cárdenas
Emanuel Mercado ... Boy
Claudio Rissi ... Spanish Voice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rolly Serrano ... Castrito (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fabián Bielinsky  (as Fabian Bielinsky)
 
Writing credits
Fabián Bielinsky (written by) (as Fabian Bielinsky)

Produced by
Pablo Bossi .... producer
 
Original Music by
César Lerner  (as Cesar Lerner)
 
Cinematography by
Marcelo Camorino (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sergio Zottola 
 
Casting by
Martín Carranza 
Veronica Pascual 
 
Production Design by
Daniela Passalaqua 
 
Art Direction by
Marcelo Salvioli 
 
Costume Design by
Mónica Toschi 
 
Makeup Department
Lucila Robirosa .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Cecilia Bossi .... production manager
Pedro D'Angelo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Hodara .... assistant director
Damián Leibovich .... dga trainee (as Damián Adalberto Leibovich)
Leandro Manoni .... trainee assistant director
Veronica Pascual .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Alejandro Cuevas .... property master
María del Carmen Denti .... trainee art assistant
Horácio Mondello .... props
Pablo Solinas .... trainee art assistant
 
Sound Department
Mario Calabrese .... sound mixer
Vicente D'Elia .... boom operator (as Vicente Tano D'Elia)
Maximiliano Gorriti .... sound mixer (as Maxi Gorriti)
Maximo Pochiero .... second boom operator
Eduardo Prus .... sound editor
Guillermo Rodríguez .... sound
Luciano Specos .... sound
Osvaldo Vacca .... head sound
Oscar Velzi .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Rubén Buelta .... special effects
Federico Cueva .... special effects coordinator
Rubén Santeiro .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Carlos Carreño .... Inferno artist
Mariano Molina .... Inferno artist
 
Stunts
Federico Cueva .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aixa Arévalo .... video assist operator (as Aixa Verónica Arévalo)
Fernando Blanc .... second assistant camera
Marcelo Hans Bonato .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Marcelo Hans Bonatto)
Silvio Bonda .... second electrician (as Silvio Bonda Seco)
Marcelo Camorino .... camera operator
Segundo Cerrato .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Walter Chacón .... still photographer
Néstor Danger Paradiso .... assistant grip
Lucas Guardia .... trainee assistant camera
Leandro Irurzun .... camera runner: "c" camera
Mariano Levy .... gaffer
Sebastián Martínez Piñeiro .... third electrician
Matías Mesa .... Steadicam operator
Gabriel Quevedo .... assistant Steadicam operator
Diana Quiroga .... first assistant camera
Emilio Razzetto .... generator operator
Rodolfo Resch Rambo .... first electrician
Edgardo Sardi .... camera operator: quad cam
Jorge Torres .... grip
Jorgelina Vera .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Fernando Viñuela .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lucas Guidalevich .... film recorder operator: Cineon (uncredited)
Victor Vasini .... film recorder operator: Cineon (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Pablo Pérez Giménez .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valeria Robles .... wardrobe assistant
Manuela Roth .... trainee wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Beto Acevedo .... color timer
Alex Kakowicz .... trainee negative cutter
Walter Ríos .... color timer
Marta Selvi .... negative cutter
Daniel Zottola .... assistant editor (as Daniel Zóttola)
Sebastián Zóttola .... second assistant editor
Fernanda Gliatta .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Miguel Rur .... music assistant
 
Transportation Department
Juan José Calsina .... transportation
Hernán Cipriani .... driver: props truck
Julio D'Amico .... driver: cast truck
Jorge Gauna .... driver: motor home
Fabián Martínez .... driver
Emilio Razzetto .... transportation
Carlos Rojas .... transportation
José Francisco Varamo .... driver
 
Other crew
Silvio Benítez .... making-of
Alejandro Boems Eguia .... transfer
Martín Carranza .... continuity
Leonardo Centeno .... caterer
Marcelo Cheskis .... administration staff
Mariano Cukar .... location manager
María Claudia Diego .... caterer
María Emilia Ferrari .... administration staff
Agustín Ferrero .... logistic coordinator
Raquel Flotta .... press attache
Sandra Franco .... administration staff
Fabián Gayoso .... making-of
Claudio González .... title designer
Mauro Groisman .... production assistant
Alejandro Lanezan .... production assistant
Victoria Nogueras .... administration staff
Norberto Pelliccioni .... general administrator
Dario Perticone .... marketing
Dario Perticone .... operative accountant
Leonardo Polesel .... administration staff
Rodrigo Rocco .... administration staff
Mercedes Ruboni .... administration staff
Ariel Saúl .... production accountant
Ignacio Spulher .... transfer
Claudio Tarrabe .... title designer
Flábio Trotta .... administration staff
Loreley Unamuno .... production trainee
Roxana Álvarez .... production secretary
 
Thanks
Silvina Chaine .... thanks
Gabriel Fainzot .... thanks
Hugo Fainzot .... thanks
Alicia Ianelli .... thanks
Sergio Lamensa .... thanks
Sol Lopatin .... thanks
Lito Muravchik .... thanks
Jorge Rovera .... thanks
Fernanda Álvarez .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nueve reinas" - Argentina (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
114 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Marcos:Can't you see the way she swings her ass? There are no saints.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Il Ballo del MattoneSee more »

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29 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
I have never seen a film as relentlessly uncompromising about the allure, power, and banality of the con game., 23 July 2002
Author: John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com) from Columbus, Ohio

I have never seen a film as relentlessly uncompromising about the allure, power, and banality of the con game as I have seen in the Argentine `Nine Queens.' From the opening sequence where small-time grifter Juan pulls a $20 switch at a convenience store to the final scam that looks like `House of Cards' and `The Sting' welded onto `Hard Eight,' nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.

More recently think of `Sexy Beast,' `The Heist,' and `The Score.' However this is David Mamet territory, where buddies keep one eye on the target and the other on the buddy.

In the current `Enron' environment, no surprise at the allegorical suggestion of this film that trust is a rare commodity these days, banks are vulnerable (consider the Argentinean economy), and lame goddess Nemesis may never catch up with some of business's most egregious con artists, from CEO's to salespeople.

The film's pace is quick, like the hands of 3-card Monte; emotional involvement either on the screen or in the audience is minimal; everyone has a moment of triumph and defeat. Even beauty has its deceptive moment when Leticia Bredice, as the sister of other con artist Ricardo Darin, struts her stuff in the hotel lobby.

`Nine Queens' won 7 awards from the Argentinean Film Critics Association. I'm betting that's not a con.

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Il Baile del Mattone was 1963, not 1976 ulysses1904
Were the stamps ever real? If so, who ended up with them? slaphappy5000
Not exactly the freshest ideas in this movie Miz072
best foreign con movies? i_m_mine
OK a POSSIBLE plot hole PicoFemtoAtto
Criminal vs 9 Queens: the ultimate debate guska21
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