• Dir: Alain Resnais

  • France/Italy, 1974, French, 114mins, DCP

  • Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Périer

Call him Stavisky or Alexandre, this Russian Jew financier and swindler embodies a chameleonic charm that enables him to forge crooked alliances with French politicians, businessmen and the police alike. That is, until his final scheme crumbles and he dies a mysterious death. Crafted with an elegant Art Deco and a Sondheim score, this fascinating portrait, based on the real-life Stavisky who provoked a scandal that almost toppled the French government in the 1930s, at once evokes a landscape of corruption and moral degeneracy that suggests an abyss is never far away. 

Cannes Film Festival: Special Mention


In-theatre Screening