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Nine Queens (2000)

Nueve reinas (original title)
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Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

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Fabián Bielinsky (as Fabian Bielinsky)

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Fabián Bielinsky (as Fabian Bielinsky)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Marcos
Gastón Pauls ... Juan
Leticia Brédice ... Valeria
María Mercedes Villagra María Mercedes Villagra ... Convenience Store Employee 2
Gabo Correa Gabo Correa ... Convenience Store Manager (as Gabriel Correa)
Pochi Ducasse Pochi Ducasse ... Aunt
Luis Armesto Luis Armesto ... Bar Waiter
Ernesto Arias Ernesto Arias ... Bar Manager
Amancay Espíndola Amancay Espíndola ... Woman in Elevator
Isaac Fajm Isaac Fajm ... Vendor
Jorge Noya Jorge Noya ... Aníbal
Graciela Tenenbaum Graciela Tenenbaum ... Convenience Store Employee
Oscar Nuñez Oscar Nuñez ... Sandler
Ignasi Abadal Ignasi Abadal ... Vidal Gandolfo
Carlos Lanari Carlos Lanari ... Man on Cell Phone
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Storyline

Early one morning, Marcos observes Juan successfully pulling off a bill-changing scam on a cashier, and then getting caught as he attempts to pull the same trick on the next shift. Marcos steps in, claiming to be a policeman, and drags Juan out of the store. Once they are back on the street, Marcos reveals himself to be a fellow swindler with a game of much higher stakes in mind, and he invites Juan to be his partner in crime. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme seemingly falls into their laps - an old-time con man enlists them to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps, The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue bring into the picture a cast of suspicious characters, including Marcos' sister Valeria, their younger brother Federico and a slew of thieves, conmen and pickpockets. As the deceptions mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom. Written by Farsante

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 August 2000 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Nine Queens See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,724, 21 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,221,261, 6 October 2002
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has an US version called Criminal (2004) starring John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal. See more »

Quotes

Marcos: And you have another asset that'll make your life easier. Something money can't buy. You look like a nice guy.
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Remade as Gulumaal: The Escape (2009) See more »

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Il Ballo del Mattone
(1976)
Written by Dino Verde (as Verde, Eduardo) and Bruno Canfora (as Canfora, Bruno)
by Rita Pavone
Edited by Curci Edizioni
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Sticky & Square
6 March 2004 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

Wonderful little movie about two small time con-men, Marcos & Juan, in Buenos Aires who come upon a scheme involving "The Nine Queens". A set of rare stamps from the long defunct German Weimar Republic that are worth a kings ransom. We then soon get to see the ups and downs by the two in the movie to first obtain them and then fence them. Marcos' sister Anibal who works as a manager in a large hotel in Buenos Aires call her brother to help an old friend of his, Sandler, who collapsed in the lobby and to take him home.

Arriving at the hotel with his friend Juan, Marcos finds old man Sandler is not only very sick but also excited about a guest staying at the hotel. Sandler also recognized Juan as the son of a person that he worked with years ago in forging money documents and stamps. Sandler tells the two con men that there's a guest in the hotel who is being deported to Venezuela within the next few days who's the multi-millionaire industrialist Vidal Gandolfo who also collect stamps for a hobby.

Sandler goes on to tell the two con-men that he can counterfeit the famous "Nine Queens" stamps and sell them to Gandolfo and they all can split the take, which runs as high as half a million dollars. The three become involve with the scheme to first fool and then fleece Gandolfo of the money he'll be willing to pay for the stamps. What they didn't realize was just how many other persons will become involve with their plan that in the end will lead to one of the most surprising endings you'll ever see in a crime caper film.

Ingenious story with a WOW ending that will keep you guessing all through the movie and won't let you down in the end. A very south, Argentina, of the border version of "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" film about greed and deception and what it does to people effected by it. Fine acting and direction with a top flight story makes "The Nine Queens" one of the best of it's kind. The movie is so good that it's really hard to write too much about it in fear of spoiling it for those who haven't seen it. All I can say is stay with it until the final credits are rolling up the screen and don't let it's slow pace for the first 45 or so minutes or so make you turn it off the movie more then makes up for it in the end.


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