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Nine Queens [DVD] [2001]

Release Date:10/01/2002
Gaston Pauls and Ricardo Garin star in director Fabian Bielinsky's Nine Queens. The film is presented in an only mediocre 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. While the colors and black levels are generally solid and well saturated, there are a few spots where the image sports a softness that can be distracting to the viewing. Otherwise this is a passable transfer with accurately represented flesh tones. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in Spanish with optional English and French subtitles. The mix sports a fine array of surround sounds and directional effects without any hiss or distortion to detract from the viewing. Overall Columbia has done a fine job with this pleasing Dolby 5.1 mix. Unfortunately, the only extra features included on this disc is a theatrical trailer for the film, plus additional theatrical trailers for the films The Lady and the Duke and My Wife is an Actress.

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    Special Features

    • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
    • Widescreen presentation
    • Audio: Spanish 5.0 (Dolby Digital)
    • Subtitles: English, French
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Scene selections
    • Interactive menus


    Nine Queens
    Argentine filmmaker Fabian Bielinsky makes his directorial debut with this taut crime thriller about a stamp and con artists on the make. The film opens with low-rent hustler Juan (Gaston Pauls) trying to scam the workers in a convenience store when Marcos (Ricardo Darin) steps in to arrest him. In truth, Marcos is veteran con himself and the two split the money after fleeing the scene. Soon after, Marcos asks Juan to be his partner in a series of small-time jobs. When one of the men gets a message from his sister, the two head to the tony hotel where she works. There they try to pull off a big con that was initially planned by an aging criminal too ill to do it. The swindle centers around a fantastically accurate forgery of a rare stamp called the Nine Queens. As the two doggedly try to set up the deal, mobsters and the like learn of the job and try to horn in. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ricardo Darín
      Ricardo Darín - Marcos
    • Leticia Brédice
      Leticia Brédice - Valeria
    • Tomás Fonzi
      Tomás Fonzi - Federico
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