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Swindled (2004)

Incautos (original title)
In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then ... See full summary »

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In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of success, they're joined by Federico, the best, a true artist. Things go well until Pilar, a woman from Federico's past, re-enters his life with a proposal to con a golden goose - a swindle that will put them all on easy street. A double-cross may be in the cards. The flashback over, can Ernesto hold his own in the present? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nice Spanish movie about intelligent swindlers full of suspense , thrills and plot twists
23 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This stirring picture deals with Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio), a young swindler who tells us his infancy in an orphanage, youthful years until his relationship with El Gitano (Alejandro Casaseca) and tutelage from an aging con man named Manco (Manuel Alexandre), a true artist from long time ago . After some years of smash-and-grab burglaries , they're joined by Federico (Federico Luppi), an old swindler , he is the best , a real professional . Things go well until they become involved to Pilar (Victoria Abril), a woman from Federico's past, re-enters his existence with a proposal to trick that will put them all on richness , but the events go awry . Now they along with Orozco (Manuel Moron) got to the edge of a big score when attempt to cheat a millionaire named Mellado (Gabriel Melki) by means of a complicated plot.

This interesting film packs thrills , suspense , action , twists and turns . It deals with a group of swindlers and their cat-and-mouse game full of plot twists and extraordinary surprises . The twisted story is carried out in similar style to other magnificent films as ¨Nine queens¨ and ¨David Mamet's House of games¨ . It is developed in flashbacks from childhood until the final big score and is narrated voice in off by the starring , an excellent Ernesto Alterio , son of another good actor , Hector Alterio , and sister of Malena Alterio . Remaining cast is frankly fine as Victoria Abril , Federico Luppi who bears a strong Argentinian accent , Enrique Villen , Marian Alvarez , Alfredo Villa , among others . Special mention to veteran and always likable Manuel Alexandre , recently deceased . Atmospheric and suspenseful musical score by Juan Bardem . Being a co-production Spanish/French appears as cameraman Thierry Arbogast who realizes a good camera-work and he has photographed several French super-productions.

The motion picture is well directed by Miguel Bardem who belongs a notorious actors family , as is son of director Juan Antonio Bardem , aunt is Pilar Bardem ,cousin of Carlos Bardem, Mónica Bardem and Javier Bardem. He has directed some entertaining films as comedy as ¨Twelfth night¨ , Mas amor Que Frenesi , ¨Mortadelo and Filemon , mission : save the planet¨ , suspense as ¨The ugliest girl in the world¨ and ¨Incautos¨ at his best and results to be his most successful picture .


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