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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)
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
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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Rated R for language
114 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

During the filming of the scene where Juan and Marcos run after a motorbike, Gastón Pauls fell and injured his knee and was taken to the Argerich hospital where he got four stitches.See more »
Marcos:Can't you see the way she swings her ass? There are no saints.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Bluffmaster! (2005)See more »
Il Ballo del MattoneSee more »


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28 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Sticky & Square, 6 March 2004
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

Wonderful little movie about two small time con-men, Marcos & Juan, in Buenos Aires who come upon a scheme involving "The Nine Queens". A set of rare stamps from the long defunct German Weimar Republic that are worth a kings ransom. We then soon get to see the ups and downs by the two in the movie to first obtain them and then fence them. Marcos' sister Anibal who works as a manager in a large hotel in Buenos Aires call her brother to help an old friend of his, Sandler, who collapsed in the lobby and to take him home.

Arriving at the hotel with his friend Juan, Marcos finds old man Sandler is not only very sick but also excited about a guest staying at the hotel. Sandler also recognized Juan as the son of a person that he worked with years ago in forging money documents and stamps. Sandler tells the two con men that there's a guest in the hotel who is being deported to Venezuela within the next few days who's the multi-millionaire industrialist Vidal Gandolfo who also collect stamps for a hobby.

Sandler goes on to tell the two con-men that he can counterfeit the famous "Nine Queens" stamps and sell them to Gandolfo and they all can split the take, which runs as high as half a million dollars. The three become involve with the scheme to first fool and then fleece Gandolfo of the money he'll be willing to pay for the stamps. What they didn't realize was just how many other persons will become involve with their plan that in the end will lead to one of the most surprising endings you'll ever see in a crime caper film.

Ingenious story with a WOW ending that will keep you guessing all through the movie and won't let you down in the end. A very south, Argentina, of the border version of "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" film about greed and deception and what it does to people effected by it. Fine acting and direction with a top flight story makes "The Nine Queens" one of the best of it's kind. The movie is so good that it's really hard to write too much about it in fear of spoiling it for those who haven't seen it. All I can say is stay with it until the final credits are rolling up the screen and don't let it's slow pace for the first 45 or so minutes or so make you turn it off the movie more then makes up for it in the end.

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Didnt anyone else notice that Juan wasnt important for the plan at all? dafen_d
Excelente, but numbers don't match edi_llerena
Unnecessary completeness just4movies
Didn't understand the card thingie on the train... puzzle_queen
Were the stamps ever real? If so, who ended up with them? slaphappy5000
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