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The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers combines the talents of top-tier directors and actors from the world of American, French, Italian and Japanese cinema in an entertaining tale of sensational swindles taking place around the globe. Claude Chabrol (Le Boucher) directs L’Homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel, Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless) directs Le Grand escroc, Ugo Gregoretti (Ro.Go.Pa.G) directs La Feuille du Route, and Hiromichi Horikawa (Kuroi Gashu: Aru sarariman no shogen) directs Les Cinq Bienfaiteurs de Fumiko. The eclectic cast of actors includes Jean Seberg (Breathless), Academy Award nominee Catherine Deneuve (Indochin – 1993), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Murder on the Orient Express), Francis Blanche (Monsieur Gangster) and Ken Mitsuda (Sansho the Bailiff). Lending their considerable talents behind the camera are cinematographers Raoul Coutard (Breathless), Tonino Delli Colli (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), Asakazu Nakai (Ran) and Jean Rabier (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg).
NOTE: The Amsterdam segment, A River of Diamonds (directed by Roman Polanski), which was featured in original theatrical release of The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers, has been removed from presentations of the film at the request of the director.