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Swindled (2004)

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In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Alterio 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 Christopher de Andrés ... Luís Onieva
Marta Nebot Marta Nebot
Antonio Gutti Antonio Gutti
Lucina Gil Lucina Gil
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In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of success, they're joined by Federico, the best, a true artist. Things go well until Pilar, a woman from Federico's past, re-enters his life with a proposal to con a golden goose - a swindle that will put them all on easy street. A double-cross may be in the cards. The flashback over, can Ernesto hold his own in the present? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 July 2004 (Spain) See more »

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Swindled See more »

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Alquimia Cinema See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Music by Carlos Jean & Bebe
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Outstanding Criminal Thriller! Great cast too
5 November 2005 | by ElianaMSee all my reviews

This is an outstanding criminal thriller, and with a great cast too. Spanish language cinema's best and most popular actors of the past couple of decades, Victoria Abril and Federico Luppi, team up in one of the better Spanish language crime thrillers of 2004-5.

The film begins by focusing on thirty something Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio), an elegant, attractive and slick thief who learned from childhood friend Gitano, and more recently from Manco, an old seasoned swindler. Manco introduces Ernesto to Federico (Federico Luppi), an also elegant, but more astute & experienced methodical thief - the best in his class.

Federico's only known weakness is Pilar (Victoria Abril), his former mistress and partner. She suddenly appears and proposes a fabulous rip-off scheme to her former lover, a crime in grand scale, which will eventually require the help of Ernesto, Manco and Gitano, among others.

The script is full of twists and surprising reversals, particularly towards the end of the film. One criticism about the film I've heard a lot is that there are too many plot twists towards the end, but I disagree. The film captivates the audience so much that all the unexpected events are not too much to follow. In fact, these are what make the film outstanding. I highly recommend it.


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