F for Fake (Vérités et mensonges) (1973)

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Taking his cue from renowned Hungarian art forger Elmyr de Hory and the American author Clifford Irving, who gained fame with his fake Howard Hughes biography, legendary filmmaker Orson Welles attempts to expose the degree of fakery in the artistic world. From his own penchant for magic tricks to the forged masterpieces allegedly hanging on the walls of great museums and an actress' claim that she was Pablo Picasso's true muse, Welles wittily examines the nature of duplicity and counterfeiting, while employing all the tricks he has at his disposal to call his own story into question.

An intricate, witty and entertaining excursion into the exposition of truth, which may or may not ring true...
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Orson Welles
Oja Kodar
Elmyr de Hory
Clifford Irving
Joseph Cotten
François Reichenbach
Richard Wilson
Paul Stewart
Alexander Welles
Gary Graver
Andrés Vicente Gómez
Julio Palinkas
Christian Odasso
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Orson Welles
Michel Legrand
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Documentary 1973 85:03 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.59:1, NOT 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Audio Commentary-Dr. Adrian Martin - Senior Researcher Fellow, Film and Telev, Featurette-Documentary - Orson Welles: The One Man Band, Booklet-16 page - Appetite for Deconstruction by Dr. Adrian Danks, Teaser Trailer-Madman, Director's Suite Trailers
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