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Release Date:
9 July 2004 (Spain) See more »
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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Outstanding Criminal Thriller! Great cast too See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Ernesto Alterio ... Ernesto

Victoria Abril ... Pilar

Federico Luppi ... Federico
Manuel Alexandre ... Manco

Gilbert Melki ... Mellado

Alejandro Casaseca ... Gitano
Manuel Morón ... Orozco
Jesús Castejón
Alfredo Villa ... Rafael
Roman Luknár
Juan Meseguer
Christopher de Andrés ... Luís Onieva
Marta Nebot
Antonio Gutti
Lucina Gil
David Pinilla
José Ángel Egido ... Cura
Janfri Topera ... Padre de Ernesto
José Olmo
Chicho Campillo

Sergio Lanza
Luis Gatóo
Cristina Segarra
Secun de la Rosa ... Dependiente joyería
Álvaro Roig
Rafa Castejón
Fermí Herrero
Ángel Alcázar ... Amigo Rafael 1

Enrique Villén
Paco Clement
Mercedes Castro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maite Blasco ... Tía Luisa

Juan Calot
Lorena García
Jeannine Mestre ... Tía Carlota (as Janine Mestre)

Ciro Miró ... Amigo rafa 2

Andreas Muñoz
Javier Pérez-Acebrón
Álex Quiroga
Carlos Rodríguez ... Gitano niño
Susi Sánchez ... Madre de Miriam
Rubén Trujillo Yranzo ... Camarero
Ana Vega ... Telephonist (as Ana Vega Campos)

Marian Álvarez ... Miriam

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
Paco Juez .... property master (as Francisco Juez)
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
David Campos .... special effects technician
Pau Costa .... special effects
Javier Jal .... special effects technician
Julio Navarro .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Elias Soiffer .... digital compositor
Cuco Usín .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Carreras .... camera operator
Alicia del Rio .... assistant camera (second unit)
Jesús Fernández Santa .... dolly grip (as Jesús Fernández)
Matías Nieto .... still photographer
Cristina Rodríguez .... second assistant camera
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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  • El Igloo  post-production (editing facilities)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Incautos" - Spain (original title)
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Spain:110 min | Argentina:112 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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10 out of 15 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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