F for Fake

(1975)

Overview

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.

  1. Orson Welles

    Director, Writer

  2. François Reichenbach

    Director

  3. Oja Kodar

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Himself

  2. Elmyr de Hory

    Elmyr de Hory

    Himself

  3. Clifford Irving

    Clifford Irving

    Himself

  4. Oja Kodar

    Oja Kodar

    The Girl

  5. Laurence Harvey

    Laurence Harvey

    Himself

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F for Fake
F for Fake

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Original Title Vérités et mensonges

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 1, 1973
    Premiere

    Meaning

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 28m

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