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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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  (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
Manu Zapata .... visual effects editor
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Nice Spanish movie about intelligent swindlers full of suspense , thrills and plot twists, 23 February 2012
Author: ma-cortes

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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