NINE QUEENS

A Den of Thieves

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Release Date: April 19, 2002

Starring: Gaston Pauls, Ricardo Darin,
Leticia Bredice, and Tomas
Fonzi

Genre: Drama/Crime Caper

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 115 minutes

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics/Sony

Director: Fabian Bielinsky

Executive Producer: Pablo Bossi

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Writer: Fabian Bielinsky

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Content:

(Pa, LLL, V, S, A, D, MM) Pagan worldview in story about confidence games; about 34 obscenities including a few “f” words and no profanities; mild violence includes robber holds gun on man, scuffle and man hurts head in melee at bank; man apparently forces sister to fornicate with older man, but no sex scenes shown; no nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, cheating, lying and stealing not really rebuked.


Summary:

NINE QUEENS, from Argentina, is about two con men, Juan and Marcos, who stumble upon a scheme to sell a forged set of nine extremely valuable stamps to a shady Spanish businessman. Despite the moral qualms that Juan expresses at times, NINE QUEENS doesn’t really rebuke the lying, cheating and stealing which go on in the story.


Review:

NINE QUEENS, from Argentina, is a movie about two con men, Juan and Marcos, who stumble upon a scheme to sell a forged set of nine extremely valuable stamps to a shady Spanish businessman who’s being deported. The stamps bear the likeness of Queen Victoria and are known as The Nine Queens. Juan has lots of reasons not to trust Marcos, who has a bad reputation. When the tricky negotiations with the businessman end up at the hotel where the estranged sister of Marcos, Valeria, works, it becomes more difficult to figure out who is conning whom.
NINE QUEENS is a sly caper movie that’s also a character study of its two protagonists. Marcos is an oily, suave swindler who often has to overcome Juan’s apparent moral qualms. In the first part of the movie, Marcos takes Juan under his wing, showing Juan how to do bigger cons instead of the penny ante ones he catches Juan doing at a convenience store. A series of amusing plot twists keeps the action moving and viewers guessing in this talky story.
Despite the moral qualms that Juan expresses at times, NINE QUEENS doesn’t really rebuke the lying, cheating and stealing which go on in the story. The oily Marcos, however, does get his well-deserved comeuppance in the final reel.


In Brief:

NINE QUEENS, from Argentina, is about two con men, Juan and Marcos, who stumble upon a scheme to sell a forged set of nine extremely valuable stamps to a shady Spanish businessman who’s being deported. The stamps bear the likeness of Queen Victoria and are known as The Nine Queens. Juan has lots of reasons not to trust Marcos, who has a bad reputation. When the tricky negotiations with the businessman end up at the hotel where the estranged sister of Marcos, Valeria, works, it becomes more difficult to figure out who is conning whom.
NINE QUEENS is a sly caper movie that’s also a character study. Marcos is an oily, suave swindler who often has to overcome Juan’s apparent moral qualms. In the first part of the movie, Marcos takes Juan under his wing, showing Juan how to do bigger cons. A series of amusing plot twists keeps the action moving and viewers guessing in this talky story. Despite the moral qualms that Juan expresses at times, NINE QUEENS doesn’t really rebuke the lying, cheating and stealing which go on in the story. Marcos, however, does get his well-deserved comeuppance in the final reel