The story of the rise of Alexander Stravisky, a brilliant and seductive crook, in Paris of the roaring twenties. But unchecked greed and corruption does not go unpunished. The political decadence he feeds off will also cause his downfall.

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Serge Alexandre Stavisky
Francis Renaud ...
Pierre Bony
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Victor Charbonnier
Raphaëlle Agogué ...
Arlette Stavisky
Adrian Assouad ...
Claude Stavisky
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Lord Mc Gill
Jean-Pierre Becker ...
Marcel Valencourt
Patrice Bertrand ...
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Alain Buron ...
Biegelman
Pierre Cassignard ...
Guillaume Faure
Marc Citti ...
Charles Serva
Charles Clément ...
Financier Darcourt
Lilly Rose Debos ...
Micheline Stavisky
François Feroleto ...
Lino Baldi
Didier Flamand ...
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The story of the rise of Alexander Stravisky, a brilliant and seductive crook, in Paris of the roaring twenties. But unchecked greed and corruption does not go unpunished. The political decadence he feeds off will also cause his downfall.

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Amazing, intelligent movie
29 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful, complicated, extremely intelligent movie. I cannot even begin to understand why it is not much more highly rated by IMDb voters. It depicts the true story of an embezzler named Alexandre Stavisky, a charming but mostly unscrupulous swindler who was able to get away with his financial fraud for a long time because he had bribed and corrupted high French government officials. Law enforcement agents from different branches of the government eventually go after him, but the agenda of some of these branches and their agents is sinister. The main characters are shown in all their complexity, virtues as well as vices. The acting and dialogue and cinematography are all first-rate.


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