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F for Fake 1973

  • Orson Welles
  • March 13, 1973
  • 89 mins
  • English
  • Documentary
A documentary about fraud and fakery.


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I think is so fitting that the man that created what is deemed as the most important american film also gave us a small personal film that is truly a masterpiece.

A creation based on the creation of others. Lies told as truth and truth told as lies. F for Fake is a documentary but not really. It is an illusion, but not really. There is truth here but also potent lies. It is a movie about forgery and a movie about the best forgery of all: film. It is a puzzle that does not need to be solved.

It is also a very personal reflection for Welles but also a grand statement about how potent lies can become potent truths (even tough they are not meant to last: but alas, isn't life just like that).

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