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F for Fake

Title: F for Fake
Original title: F for Fake
Format: two hours, HD
Starring: Oja Kodar
Elmyr De Hory
Directed by: Orson Welles
Produced by: JANUS FILM & TV VERTRIEBSGES., Saci and Les Films de l'astrophore sarl
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F for Fake

Art forgery, fake autobiographies, fraudulent resumes and a phony Martian invasion – Orson Welles moves between documentary and fiction as he examines the fundamental elements of fraud and the people who commit it at the expense of others.

Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focusses on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a phony Martian invasion). On the way, Welles plays a few tricks of his own on the audience.