Ernest Alterio stars in the slick yet sharp potboiler "Swindled" (2004) as a street player and racketeer in the streets and train stations of Madrid, playing the marks. He meets Manuel Alexandre, a racketeer with connections to a renowned kingpin, playedby Fedrico Luppi. The men decide to partner up and escalate to the ill-gotten good life, setting the stage for an ultimate scam that could make them wealthy fast. The key tothis successful con? Federico's ex-girlfriend, Victoria Abril, now a rich-and married- woman. Can they pull it off or is betrayal close behind? The film is directed by Javier Bardem's brother, Miguel Bardem.