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9 July 2004 (Spain) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Outstanding Criminal Thriller! Great cast too See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Miguel Bardem 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel Bardem 
Carlos Martín 

Produced by
Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga .... associate producer
Marta Miró .... line producer
Francisco Ramos .... producer
 
Original Music by
Juan Bardem 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
 
Film Editing by
Iván Aledo 
 
Costume Design by
Tatiana Hernández 
 
Makeup Department
Concha Martí .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marta Miró .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jorge Calvo .... first assistant director
Nacho Fernández de Tejada .... second assistant director
Karin Marzocchini .... third assistant director
Alicia Sánchez .... second assistant director
Jorge Vega .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Jaime Fernández .... sound re-recording mixer
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Special Effects by
Pau Costa .... special effects
Javier Jal .... special effects technician
Julio Navarro .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Elias Soiffer .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Cuco Usín .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Carreras .... camera operator
Alicia del Rio .... assistant camera (second unit)
Matías Nieto .... still photographer
Cristina Rodríguez .... second assistant camera
Jesús Fernández Santa .... dolly grip (as Jesús Fernández)
Juanjo Sánchez .... Steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Yoya Fernández .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
José Vinader .... score recording & mixing
 
Other crew
Catalina Cabrera .... script supervisor
Marta Sánchez .... production assistant
Teddy Villalba .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Incautos" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
Spain:110 min | Argentina:112 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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References The Grifters (1990)See more »
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding Criminal Thriller! Great cast too, 5 November 2005
Author: ElianaM from Santiago, Chile

This is an outstanding criminal thriller, and with a great cast too. Spanish language cinema's best and most popular actors of the past couple of decades, Victoria Abril and Federico Luppi, team up in one of the better Spanish language crime thrillers of 2004-5.

The film begins by focusing on thirty something Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio), an elegant, attractive and slick thief who learned from childhood friend Gitano, and more recently from Manco, an old seasoned swindler. Manco introduces Ernesto to Federico (Federico Luppi), an also elegant, but more astute & experienced methodical thief - the best in his class.

Federico's only known weakness is Pilar (Victoria Abril), his former mistress and partner. She suddenly appears and proposes a fabulous rip-off scheme to her former lover, a crime in grand scale, which will eventually require the help of Ernesto, Manco and Gitano, among others.

The script is full of twists and surprising reversals, particularly towards the end of the film. One criticism about the film I've heard a lot is that there are too many plot twists towards the end, but I disagree. The film captivates the audience so much that all the unexpected events are not too much to follow. In fact, these are what make the film outstanding. I highly recommend it.

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