Directed by Fabian Bielinsky
Nothing is what
it seems in this unpredictable film about a veteran thief who enlists a
young con artist to assist him in a high-stakes scam involving rare stamps.
The involvement of the sexy sister of one of the thieves adds more layers to
a game of constant twists and turns. "Directed with tensile voyeuristic
flair by Fabian Bielinsky, Nine Queens is a caper movie with an
implicit, despairing vision of Argentina, yet its ambience of authenticity
works on pure edge-of-the-moment dramatic terms as well" (Owen Gleiberman,
Entertainment Weekly). Starring Ricardo Darin, Gaston Pauls and
Leticia Bredice. Spanish with English subtitles. 115 minutes.