A spell-casting mood piece...one of the most rewarding films I've seen this year — and also one of the most intelligent.
--Nora Sayre, New York Times (1974)
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From money laundering to influence-peddling, casino gambling to dabbling in controversial politics, the life of Serge Alexandre (Jean-Paul Belmondo), AKA Stavisky, flashes before our eyes and we see the making and unmaking of the theatrically charming con man who made turn-of-the-century France his playground.

“The difficulty of knowing what is true, of discovering what really happened, ripples throughout Alain Resnais’s STAVISKY — a spell-casting mood piece [that] despite its mystifications, is one of the most rewarding films I've seen this year — and also one of the most intelligent.” — Nora Sayre, New York Times (1974)

"The ravishing treasure of [the 1974] Cannes Film Festival...
A rich and thrilling film experience. A truly superior film [in which]
Charles Boyer gives one of the finest performances of his long career."
— Los Angeles Times (1974)

"Always thoroughly chilling, never merely elegant. Resnais conveys the atmosphere of moral degeneracy with a tact which makes it all the more insidious, through a film that is superbly paced."
— Verina Glaessner, Time Out London

Director: Alain Resnais
Producer: Jean-Paul Belmondo
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, François Périer, Anny Duperey, Charles Boyer
Screenwriter: Jorge Semprún
Cinematography: Sacha Vierny
Music: Stephen Sondheim

Awards and Recognition:
Best Supporting Actor - Charles Boyer (New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1974)
Top Foreign Films (National Board of Review, 1975)

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Runtime: 100 min
Language: French
FEATURED REVIEW: Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Alain Resnais' "Stavisky" shares only its brilliance with his other work. His films have never had a consistent visual style, if only because he begins with such dissimilar material and then tries to find a look for it that's appropriate. But even so, we'd hardly anticipate...

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