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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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Nice but irregular thriller 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
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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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Nice but irregular thriller, 29 August 2004
Author: newland80 from Vitoria, Spain

Miguel Bardem is one of the latest off springs of a well-known family of actors, directors, composers and writers. His previous films have been very irregular, since "Más que amor, frenesí" was nice, "La mujer más fea del mundo" was too weird to my taste and "Noche de reyes" was a complete failure. "Incautos" is his best film so far, but still has a few gaps in the screenplay and its pacing.

Three actors in a state of grace (Ernesto Alterio, Victoria Abril and Federico Luppi are great) are involved in a plot that might remind the viewer of Stephen Frears' "The Grifters". Although the film starts well, the ending is somehow too twisted and some pivotal points in the plot are barely explained. Maybe all the events going on in the first hour could be cleared by a second viewing, but the screenplay should explain everything by itself in a single viewing.

"Incautos" is technically good, specially cinematography and score, and the cast is outstanding (apart from the three leading actors, Manuel Morón and Manuel Alexandre are a delight to watch). Therefore, a better structured screenplay would have helped to make this film a really great one.

Overall rating: 6/10

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