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K-State Today Student Edition

September 23, 2013



The 2013 Latin American Film Series presents 'Nueve Reinas' or Nine Queens tonight

By Yaritza M Sanchez Gil

Nueve Reinas

The Argentinian film "Nueve Reinas" will be featured at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 23, in the K-state Student Union Forum Hall.

The film's director is Fabián Bielinsky, Argentina. It is 14 minutes long and rated R.

The film's plot:
Early one morning, Marcos observes Juan successfully pulling off a scam on a cashier, and then getting caught as he attempts to pull the same trick on the next shift. Marcos steps in claiming to be a policeman and drags Juan out of the store. Once they are back on the street, Marcos reveals himself to be a fellow swindler, and he invites Juan to be his partner in crime. An old-time con man enlists them to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps, The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue involve a cast of suspicious characters, including Marcos' sister, Valeria; their younger brother, Federico; and a slew of thieves, con men and pickpockets. As the deceptions mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom.