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Nine Queens (2000)Nine Queens (2000)

Nine Queens (2000)

Crime, Mystery

6.9

movie

Argentina

English, Spanish

Character-driven, Funny, Smart

2000

Fabián Bielinsky

Alejandro Awada, Antonio Ugo, Claudio Rissi

114 min

Synopsis

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Our Take

6.9
Tara Goe

One of the best, twistiest con movies in recent memory. Seasoned con artist Marcos takes young Juan under his wing after witnessing him pull a bill-switching scam in a deli. Soon Juan is learning the game and the two are roped into trying to pull off the largest scam in Marcos’ storied career, the selling of a set of incredibly rare stamps (the “nine queens” of the title). Along the way they will have to deal with a rotating cast of schemers, thieves, crooks — and Marcos’ estranged sister. A superior little crime thriller, this one will have you guessing right up until the end.

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