F for Fake

Release Date: 1973

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Joseph Cotten, Francois Reichenbach, Richard Wilson, Paul Stewart, Alexander Welles, Gary Graver

Director: Orson Welles

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Janus Film

Keywords: Los Angeles, Temptation, 1970s, France, Fall, Deception, 1960s