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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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Release Date:
31 August 2000 (Argentina) See more »
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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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:
Roly Serrano ... Castrito (uncredited)

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
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)
Location Management
Mariano Cukar .... location manager
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
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
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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Also Known As:
"Nueve reinas" - Argentina (original title)
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Rated R for language
114 min
Aspect Ratio:
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This movie has an US version called Criminal (2004) starring John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal.See more »
Marcos:WE aren't lacking homosexuals, just financiers.See more »
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41 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic Film! Don't be afraid of the subtitles!, 5 July 2007
Author: itssosublime from United States

I know some people out there who don't like to watch movies with subtitles. It either makes them feel that they are missing out on the essence of the film because they do not understand the language being spoken, or they simply don't want to be forced to read in order understand what's going on. For those who share that opinion, it's quite a shame because this is one fantastic film that you will be missing.

Being the son of an Argentine-born parent, I more or less understand a lot of the Spanish spoken by the characters in this film, though I am in no way fluent. As you watch this film though, you almost forget that the subtitles are there. You can miss a few lines of dialog and still have a good grasp of exactly what's going on. This is due mainly to the two starring actors in the film who were absolutely incredible. First, Ricardo Darin, is nothing short of brilliant. He's a well-known actor in Argentina and has such an incredibly natural on-screen presence that you can't help but be captivated by his performance. He plays the role of a professional con-man to perfection, combining his dramatic and comedic skills to form an equally villainous as well as sympathetic character. Secondly, his counterpart Gaston Pauls is equally brilliant as Darin's baby-faced accomplice in what is to be a "one in a million" opportunity to swindle a wealthy businessman out of a small fortune.

I've seen the American version "Criminal" - 2004, which is also good, but does not really do justice to the original. Nine Queens is a brilliant piece of international film-making that will not disappoint any fan of the genre. As mentioned by a reviewer, there is absolutely zero "down time" in this film. The dialog is crisp, the characters are very well cast and there is no time wasted with any unnecessary filler or elongated scenes. Every word and every scene builds a bridge to the next and culminates with a surprising and satisfying ending that you definitely will not be expecting. Please, don't let the language barrier prevent you from seeing this film. It's very easy to follow and well worth the small effort required. 10/10.

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