Il Bidone (The Swindle). 1955. Italy. Directed by Federico Fellini. Screenplay by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano. With Broderick Crawford, Franco Fabrizi, Richard Basehart, Giacomo Gabrielli. 4K digital restoration. In Italian; English subtitles. 113 min.
Charting a man’s descent into moral decay, Il Bidone follows Augusto (Broderick Crawford) as he swindles money from the poor. Despite his increasing sense of anguish, each act of deceit sends Augusto farther down a path of no return.