almost 5 years
Pretty standard con-artist kind of film. Not unenjoyable but
over 5 years
Fun film. Great performances. Lots of cool camera movements and sequences. Clever script.
Nine Queens (Spanish: Nueve Reinas) (2000) is an Argentine crime drama film written and directed by Fabián Bielinsky. The picture features Gastón Pauls, Ricardo Darín, Leticia Brédice, and Tomás Fonzi, among others.
The film was nominated for 28 awards and won 21 of them.
It tells the story of two con artists who meet, apparently randomly, and decide to cooperate in a scam.
The film opens at a convenience store early in the morning. Juan, a con artist, successfully scams the cashier, but later messes up by attempting the same scam again on the next shift. Marcos, who has been observing the whole time, steps in pretending to be a police officer and takes Juan away. As soon as they are far enough from the shop, Marcos tells Juan he is not actually a cop but a fellow con man. Juan asks Marcos to show him the ropes, because his father, also a con man, is in jail and he needs to raise money to bribe the judge to reduce his father's sentence to six months from ten years.
Then a rare scheme...