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Stavisky ★★★ 1974

Sumptuously lensed story of Serge Stavisky, a con-artist and bon-vivant whose machinations almost brought down the French government when his corruption was exposed in 1934. Belmondo makes as charismatic an antihero as you could find. Excellent score complements the visuals. In French with English subtitles. 117m/C VHS, DVD . Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anny (Annie Legras) Duperey, Charles Boyer, Francois Perier, Gerard Depardieu; D: Alain Resnais; W: Jorge Semprun; C: Sacha Vierny; M: Stephen Sondheim. N.Y. Film Critics '74: Support. Actor (Boyer).