Nine Queens Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ricardo Darin, Gaston Pauls, Leticia Bredice

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Juan, a small-time thief, gets caught swindling a store, but Marcos, a more experienced con man, gets him out of that jam and says he'll teach the younger man the ropes. A former associate of Marcos's who is a master forger says he's designed a fake copy of an extremely rare German set of stamps known as the "Nine Queens" they can sell quick and dear to a wealthy collector who has to flee the country in a day or so to escape an investigation. Their pigeon is lodged at the Hilton where Marcos's shapely sister has a legitimate job and is not happy to see him back on the premises -- not least because he's held up their inheritance in legal limbo. This 2000 Argentinian film, written and directed smoothly by first timer Fabian Bielinsky, and competently acted by all the principles as well as an array of eccentric supporting roles, has been likened to David Mamet's "House of Games," but it also reminded me of "The Sting," because it has a light, playful quality with almost none of the in-your-face violence of, say, Guy Ritchie's films or "Sexy Beast." A delightful piece of entertainment.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   white collar fraud/theft

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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