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Aging small-time con man Augusto, who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso, who has a wife and daughter and wants to paint. Augusto avoids the personal entanglements, spending money at clubs seeking the good life. His attitude changes when he runs into his own daughter, whom he rarely sees, and realizes she's now a young woman and in need of his help to continue her studies. His usual partners are away, so he goes in with others to run a swindle, and they aren't forgiving when he claims he's given the money back to their mark. They leave him beaten, robbed, and alone.Written by
When Augusto and his daughter are sitting in the open-air café, the watch he is giving to his daughter jumps from his hand to on her wrist immediately. See more »
Do you still carry a skull with you?
[to Picasso in the back seat]
If you shake his hand, make sure to count your fingers. There might be a couple missing.
Look who's talking!
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The DVD released by Image Entertainment in 2001 is 91 minutes. A 114-minute print of the film is circulating art houses and festivals (2003). See more »
Fellini's Presentation Card, In a Marvelous and Touching Film
Augusto (Broderick Crawford) is a con man. He cheats simple persons with two friends of him. He has a daughter, who lives with her mother and does not know the activity of his father. This simple story is basically supported by the talent of the direction of Fellini, in the beginning of his outstanding career, and the performance of Broderick Crawford. Although not being in the list of the most famous works of Fellini, this film is wonderful and very touching. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): `A Trapaça' (`The Cheat')
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