Synopsis: The story centres on two con artists who meet and decide to cooperate in a major scam – they try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the “nine queens”). This clever, fast-moving thriller interlinks capitalism and criminality (it was made just as Argentina was entering economic freefall). The duplicity-laden and enchantingly scripted plot features one bewildering twist after another and there are superb performances from the two main actors
Awards: The film was nominated for 28 awards and won 21 of them, and is now considered a classic in Argentinian film history.
Argentinian Film Critics Association Awards (2001) - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing; Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema (2001) - Best Actor given to both main actors; Bogota Film Festival (2001) - Audience Award, Best Director; Clarin Entertainment Awards (2000) - Best Actor; Cognac Festival du Film Policier (2002) - Audience Award, First Prize; Fantasporto (2002) - Best Screenplay; Lima Latin American Film Festival (2001) - First Prize; Lleidal Latin-American Film Festival (2001) - Audience Award, Best Director; MTV Movie Awards, Latin America (2001) - People’s Award; Oslo Films from the South Festival (2001) - Audience Award; Portland International Film Festival (2002) - Audience Awards for Best First Film; Sant Jordi Awards (2002) - Best Foreign Actor