The Swindle

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Mysterious relationships, suspenseful deception, vicious gangsters and deft humor fill this witty and elegantly woven tale of intrigue - the 50th film by French master director Claude Chabrol. Victor (Michel Serrault) and Betty (Isabelle Huppert)... read more

Mysterious relationships, suspenseful deception, vicious gangsters and deft humor fill this witty and elegantly woven tale of intrigue - the 50th film by French master director Claude Chabrol. Victor (Michel Serrault) and Betty (Isabelle Huppert) have established a very comfortable life together as two small-time con artists who specialize in bilking ordinary people out of their money. For years, Victor's well-planned scams have managed to keep them out of trouble; however, Betty's growing desire for the less mundane begins to threaten their success. Betty reveals that for the past year, she has been wooing the ideal target - a handsome executive who also works as a courier for money-laundering mobsters. Using the prospect of millions to lure Victor into her con, Betty arranges what she thinks is the perfect shakedown. Playing both men against each other, she initiates a tricky three-cornered game of double-cross that leads from a Swiss resort to a Caribbean island, where the stakes get higher and the game turns into more than she bargained for.

Original Release

10/15/1997

US Release

10/24/1997

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Cast

Isabelle Huppert Elizabeth
Michel Serrault Victor
Francois Cluzet Maurice Biagini
Jean-Francois Balmer Monsieur K
Jackie Berroyer Robert Chatillon
Jean Benguigui Guadeloupe Gangster
Marie Dubois Dedette
Philippe Dana Conventioneer
Emmanuel Guttierez Barman at the Park Hotel
Greg Germain Chatty Man
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Claude Chabrol

Writers

Claude Chabrol

Cast

Isabelle Huppert Elizabeth
Michel Serrault Victor
Francois Cluzet Maurice Biagini
Jean-Francois Balmer Monsieur K
Jackie Berroyer Robert Chatillon
Jean Benguigui Guadeloupe Gangster
Marie Dubois Dedette
Philippe Dana Conventioneer
Emmanuel Guttierez Barman at the Park Hotel
Greg Germain Chatty Man
Henri Attal Greek Vendor
Mony Dalmès Signora Trotti (as Mony Dalmes)
Pierre-François Duméniaud Conventioneer
Pierre Martot Conventioneer
Thomas Chabrol Swiss Desk Clerk
Yves Verhoeven Pickpocket
Yvon Crenn Mafioso
Claude Chabrol Le croupier
Gian Franco Tordi Eccentric Swiss Hotelier
Nathalie Kousnetzoff Blond Woman

Producers

Editors

Monique Fardoulis

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