Irrestisible charm and talent help Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even the most influential members of the French industrial and political elite during the early ’30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed, the result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war.
Director: Alain Resnais.
Writer: Jorge Semprún.
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, François Périer, Anny Duperey, Michael Lonsdale, Roberto Bisacco, Claude Rich, Charles Boyer, Pierre Vernier, Marcel Cuvelier, Van Doude, Jacques Spiesser, Michel Beaune, Maurice Jacquemont, Silvia Badescu, Jacques Eyser, Fernand Guiot, Daniel Lecourtois, Gérard Depardieu, Nike Arrighi, Samson Fainsilber.
Cinematographer: Sacha Vierny.
Composer: Stephen Sondheim.
1974 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.