Two small-time con men, baby-faced street hustler Juan (Pauls) and veteran scam artist Marcos (Darin), team up to dupe a high-rolling dignitary (Abadal) into buying a set of expertly forged rare stamps known as the Nine Queens. Everything falls into place, but Marcos’s leggy sister Valeria (Brédice), a manager at the hotel where the mark is staying, has a bone to pick with her older brother over a sensitive family matter, and threatens to scuttle their once-in-a-lifetime, top-dollar swindle...
Bielinsky’s nervy, tersely plotted “Nine Queens” will appeal to fans of Mamet’s “House of Cards,” Soderbergh’s “Out of Sight,” and classic heist films. Darin and Pauls have a fabulous con-man rapport, and Brédice’s smoking-hot good looks adds just the right dose of femme fatale. Chock full of clever plot twists and arch humor, “Nine Queens” will keep you on your toes, wondering: who can you trust?