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F for Fake

Cast

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory View All


Crew

Orson Welles (Director), Orson Welles (Writer) View All

Release: Mar. 12th, 1975
Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Documents the lives of infamous fakers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. De Hory, who later committed suicide to avoid more prison time, made his name by selling forged works of art by painters like Picasso and Matisse. Irving was infamous for writing a fake autobiography of Howard Hughes. Welles moves between documentary and fiction as he examines the fundamental elements of fraud and the people who commit fraud at the expense of others.
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Golgot
And although it's quite naturally not 'entirely true', it's a helluva lot better than most 'based on a true story' tales (fake biopics stemming from fascinations with Howard Hughes excepted .
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F for Fake (1973) Director: Orson Welles Writer: Orson Welles Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Franois Reichenbach Genre: Documentary Hybri.
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