Set in the 1960s, this exhilarating biographical crime drama is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars using ingenious ways of defrauding people.
As an impressionable teenager growing up in New Rochelle, he idolizes his father, who gets into trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together.
When he runs out of money, he begins posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor, gaining people's trust and defrauding them. Almost from the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. How long will Frank succeed in outrunning Carl? What ingenious tactics will Frank use to con people?
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The opening title sequence is created by the duo Olivier Kuntzel + Florence Deygas. The "stamp style animation" lasts roughly 2 minutes 30 seconds and features silhouettes of the main characters acting out the plot of the film, even down to the smallest details. In a interview, Kuntzel + Deygas described they created this sequence by "stylistically transposing the handmade design of Saul Bass using decidedly modern means" and required that actual rubber stamps be carved out for each character featured. Read More