Les Plus Belles Escroqueries Du Monde

Les Plus Belles Escroqueries Du Monde

Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Hiromichi Horikawa,

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This anthology helmed by four talented filmmakers, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Hiromichi Horikawa, and Roman Polanski, allows viewers to meet and observe four international con artists. Each story is set within a different city. "Amsterdam" follows the attempts of a seductive Dutch woman to entice an elderly man into buying her an expensive necklace in exchange for sex. He does, and she immediately runs away and uses the bauble, not realizing that it is worth a fortune, to purchase a parrot. In "Paris," a con man sells a tourist rube the Eiffel Tower. The entrepreneurial dolt ends up arrested after trying to charge an admission fee to visitors. "Naples" centers on a band of hookers who listen to their pimp and seek out old men in retirement villages. They convince the old fellows to marry them so they will not be forced to leave the city. Unfortunately for the pimp, the delighted geezers will not allow their brides to work. In the grim finale "Tokyo," a greedy Japanese barmaid serves her aged escort too many noodles. He promptly chokes to death and after he falls, she yanks out his teeth and runs them to a pawn shop. She is hoping they are platinum. They aren't and she is arrested for murder.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0887090133814
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 37,612

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Pierre Cassel Swindler
Francis Blanche Konrad Umlaupt
Catherine Deneuve Swindler
Gabriella Giorgetti [Naples]
Nicole Karen Swindler
Sacha Briquet Swindler
Jean-Louis Maury Swindler
Ken Mitsuda Composer
Charles Denner Counterfeiter
Jean-Luc Godard Man in fez (and narrator)
Mie Hama Geisha
Jean Seberg Patricia Leacock
Laszlo Szabo Police inspector

Technical Credits
Claude Chabrol Director,Screenwriter
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Screenwriter
Ugo Gregoretti Director
Hiromichi Horikawa Director
Roman Polanski Director,Screenwriter
Gérard Brach Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer
Jacques Gaillard Editor
Agnès Guillemot Editor
Pierre Jansen Score Composer
Krzysztof Komeda Score Composer
Jerzy Lipman Cinematographer
Michel Legrand Score Composer
Keitaro Miho Score Composer
Asakazu Nakai Cinematographer
Jean Rabier Cinematographer
Pierre Roustang Producer
Rita von Royen Editor
Piero Umiliani Score Composer
Herman G. Weinberg Consultant/advisor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
1. Chapter 1 [12:08]
2. Chapter 2 [17:09]
3. Chapter 3 [11:06]
4. Chapter 4 [11:55]
5. Chapter 5 [10:15]
6. Chapter 6 [9:16]
7. Chapter 7 [11:01]
8. Chapter 8 [11:19]
9. Chapter 9 [:11]

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