F for Fake (1973)


Orson Welles' final film 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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Movie Score: 7.4/10 from 108 votes
Release Date: 1973-03-13
Status: Released
Run time: 89 min / 1:29
Production Studio : SACI, Janus Films
Production Countries: Germany, France, Iran
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F for Fake Casts

Orson Welles
as Himself
Joseph Cotten
as Special Participant
Oja Kodar
as The Girl
Elmyr de Hory
as Himself (uncredited)
Clifford Irving
as Himself (uncredited)
Laurence Harvey
as Himself

F for Fake Crew

Directing Orson Welles Director
Writing Orson Welles Writer
Writing Oja Kodar Writer
Production François Reichenbach Producer
Production Dominique Antoine Producer
Production Richard Drewitt Producer
Crew François Reichenbach Cinematography
Editing Marie-Sophie Dubus Editor
Editing Dominique Engerer Editor
Directing Oja Kodar Director
Directing François Reichenbach Director
Sound Michel Legrand Music
Editing Orson Welles Editor
Directing Gary Graver Director