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Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles’s free-form documentary F for Fake, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career—the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a searching examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.

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Special Features * New, restored high-definition digital transfer Audio commentary by star and co-writer Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver * Introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich * Orson Welles: One-Man Band, an 88-minute documentary from 1995 about Welles’s unfinished projects * Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery, a 52-minute documentary from 1997 about art forger Elmyr de Hory * A 2000 60 Minutes interview with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax * A 1972 Hughes press conference exposing Irving’s hoax * Extended nine-minute trailer * English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired * Plus: A new essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

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