F for Fake

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 1973
  • Running time: 89 min
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies. read more
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Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of the world- renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.

Original Release

09/01/1973

US Release

01/07/1977

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Cast

Orson Welles Self - Narrator / Himself
Joseph Cotten Self - Special Participant / Himself
Oja Kodar Self - The Girl / The Girl
Elmyr de Hory Himself / Self
Clifford Irving Himself / Self
Laurence Harvey Himself / Self
Jean-Pierre Aumont Self
Paul Stewart Self - Special Participant / Himself
Gary Graver Special Participant / Himself
François Reichenbach Self - Special Participant
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach

Writers

Orson Welles, Oja Kodar

Cast

Orson Welles Self - Narrator / Himself
Joseph Cotten Self - Special Participant / Himself
Oja Kodar Self - The Girl / The Girl
Elmyr de Hory Himself / Self
Clifford Irving Himself / Self
Laurence Harvey Himself / Self
Jean-Pierre Aumont Self
Paul Stewart Self - Special Participant / Himself
Gary Graver Special Participant / Himself
François Reichenbach Self - Special Participant
Peter Bogdanovich Special Participant / Himself
Don Ameche Self
Fernand Legros Self
Edith Irving Herself / Self
David Walsh Himself / Self
Richard Wilson Self - Special Participant / Himself
Howard Hughes Self / Himself (Archive Footage)
Richard Drewett Self - Associate Producer
Alexander 'Sasha' Welles Self / Himself
Andrés Vicente Gómez Special Participant / Himself

Producers

Editors

Marie-Sophie Dubus, Dominique Engerer, Orson Welles

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