- 1 hr 29 min
Fakers is a British comedy-drama film from 2004 directed by Richard Janes and starring Matthew Rhys, Kate Ashfield, and Tom Chambers. The movie tells the story of two art students, Danny and Rhys, who are struggling to make ends meet in their difficult financial situation. They were expelled from their university and now they are focused on making it big in the art world. Together they come up with a plan to forge some of the most famous paintings in history and sell them to art galleries around the country. The story mainly takes place in Cardiff and London, England, where the two friends navigate their way through the art industry, dealing with serious challenges as they go. Despite their passion for art, their forgeries don't quite hit the mark and they find themselves in some hilarious and dangerous situations. One of their providers, an eccentric and temperamental Welshman named Bryn, is constantly on their case and threatening to expose their scheme. They are also pursued by an art dealer named Minelli, whose unethical tactics put them at risk. Danny must also juggle his love life and social life, causing distractions throughout the story. As the two continue their scheme, their forgeries become more successful and they begin to enjoy the fruits of their labor. They get invited to glamorous parties and their artwork is starting to get noticed by art collectors. However, they find out that there are consequences to their actions as their choices catch up with them. They find that they can only keep up the faÃ§ade for so long and eventually must face the truth. The film manages to delicately balance its comedy and drama with a genuine exploration of the themes of friendship and loyalty. The movie provides a commentary on the obsession with money in the art world and the lengths people will go to for financial gain. Along with the great performances by the talented ensemble cast, the film's script is witty and clever, with several memorable moments of physical comedy. Fakers is definitely a unique film that stands out for its original story, quirky characters, fun humor and exciting scenes. It is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good comedy-drama with a sense of adventure, and especially those who are interested in the art world. Overall, Fakers is a hilarious and engaging art comedy that will keep you laughing from start to finish. With a strong cast, a compelling storyline, and some genuinely funny moments, this film is nothing short of brilliant. Whether you're an art lover or just a fan of good British comedy, Fakers is a film that you won't want to miss.