About

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 element...

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Written by

Orson Welles (Writer)

Runtime

88 minutes

Country

Germany, France, Iran

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

artist essay film manipulation deception illusion

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