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The Swindle (1997)

Rien ne va plus (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 24 October 1997 (USA)
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Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.

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Claude Chabrol

Writer:

Claude Chabrol
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Elizabeth / Betty
Michel Serrault ... Victor
François Cluzet ... Maurice Biagini
Jean-François Balmer ... Monsieur K
Jackie Berroyer ... Robert Chatillon
Jean Benguigui ... Guadeloupe Gangster
Mony Dalmès Mony Dalmès ... Signora Trotti (as Mony Dalmes)
Thomas Chabrol ... Swiss Desk Clerk
Greg Germain Greg Germain ... Chatty Man
Nathalie Kousnetzoff Nathalie Kousnetzoff ... Blond Woman
Pierre Martot Pierre Martot ... Conventioneer
Eric Bonicatto Eric Bonicatto ... Conventioneer
Pierre-François Dumeniaud Pierre-François Dumeniaud ... Conventioneer
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Pickpocket
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Greek Vendor
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Storyline

Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money. On whose side is Betty - Victor's, Maurice's or only her own? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Claude Chabrol's 50th feature film. See more »

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References La Vérité (1960) See more »

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Latin America
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CD Carlin
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Highly Entertaining Despite the Flaws
1 March 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The smalltime swindlers Elizabeth "Betty" (Isabelle Huppert) and Victor (Michel Serrault) make a living by cheating naive people. After swindling a salesman of garden tools in the French Riviera, Betty travels on vacation alone and schedule a next scheme in ten days in a congress for dentists in Sils Maria. However Betty arrives at the hotel with Maurice Biagini (François Cluzet), who is the treasurer of a company that is traveling cuffed to a wallet with five-million francs. She tells Victor that she has the intentions of stealing his money and Victor plots a scheme using the naivety of Maurice. But soon the con artists have to face the dangerous associates of Maurice.

"Rien ne va plus" is a highly entertaining thriller by Claude Chabrol. I saw this movie for the first time in the late 90's and I liked it more than today. There are flaws along the story that I did not pay attention when I watched it long time ago. But if the viewer does not think too much, he or she will like the plot points in this film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Negócios à Parte" ("Business Aside")


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Country:

France | Switzerland

Release Date:

24 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,917, 27 December 1998

Gross USA:

$250,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,899
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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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