Monday, August 13, 2007

Nine Queens

In case you missed it when it first came out in 2000, Nine Queens is a taut, entertaining Argentine thriller about counterfeit postage stamps.

According to Liz Braun's review on the JAM! ShowBiz website, "Nine Queens is a beautifully paced set-up, with enough going on around the main narrative to make all the characters three-dimensional. The film has no violence -- this is all about suspicion, psychological tricks, trust and cunning."

Directed by Fabian Bielinsky, Braun goes on to say, "The script is so well-written that the names David Mamet and Alfred Hitchcock are already being thrown around for reasons of favourable comparison."

She goes on to say, "Nine Queens has also already won a boatload of awards, winning just about everything at the Argentine Film Critics Awards as well as the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films award of last year and an MTV Argentina People's Choice Award."

To read her entire review, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM