Stavisky... (1974)



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Stavisky is the filmed biography of Serge Stavisky (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a con man whose schemes sparked a series of riots in the 1930s that nearly ruined the French government.


Critic Reviews for Stavisky...

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

A deceptively ruminative entertainment with a fizzy melancholy, and awash in sensory pleasures.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

A spell-casting mood piece that is also factually frustrating.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Like Charles Foster Kane, Alexandre Stavisky is a man of intriguing parts that make up any number of wholes.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Resnais and Semprún's themes are pleasure, happiness, riches, death, and the past -- as envisaged in the stylized recall of fancy-dressed individuals and the nation.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

One might even go so far as to say that this is an excellent example of style over substance.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Quite a pleasure it it is to unpack, and more of a pleasure when there's something genuinely worthwhile inside of it all.

Dec 5, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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