Theatrical Release Date: 12 Jul 2002
Home Ent. Release Date: 24 Mar 2003
Running Time: 114mins
From talented young director Fabián Bielinsky comes one of the most thrilling and widely praised cinematic debuts of the year. Set in Buenos Aires over the course of 24 hours, Nine Queens is a taut, highly seductive heist thriller in which nothing is what it seems and where no one can be trusted. A naive young con artist (Gaston Pauls) teams up with an enigmatic, experienced master criminal (Ricardo Darín) for what could be the crime to end all crimes. But in a relationship propelled by brinkmanship and double-cross, corruption rarely has a happy ending. Featuring performances of startling intensity, Nine Queens continues the recent renaissance in Latin-American cinema as shown by films such as Amores Perros and Y tu Mama Tambien and is a breathless, audacious homage to such masters as Alfred Hitchcock and David Mamet. Guaranteed to keep you snared until its powerful conclusion, it’s an unforgettable viewing experience.