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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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  (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
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

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
  • 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)
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Finally Bardem makes a decent work..., 17 June 2006

So far Miguel Bardem's career it's been one of the more dreadful of recent Spanish cinema. He's made nothing but rubbish... until now. "Incautos" has been quite a surprise: it's a serious film, with rhythm, with a great cast and very entertaining.

The art of robbing, that's what "Incautos" is about. A film much alike to David Mamet's "House of game" and stuff like that. A thousand of twists in the script, and a story where nothing's like it seems.

The weak points in latest Bardem's movie may be the so-American language, that makes some of the characters look rather unnatural (especially Victoria Abril's. She's a hell of an actress, but in "incautos" she looks a little bit forced). Ernesto Alterio is not that bad, but he's not half as good actor as his father... And what to say about Luppi?? Well, he's the MAN.

In short: a good movie. The best that Miguel Bardem has ever made. I hope this is the beginning of a brand new stage in his career.

*My rate: 7/10

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