Abroad, American Hustle is Scam, Sting or Dream

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM

JERUSALEM  - Titles of Hollywood hit movies don’t always translate well due to cultural differences or nuances in language. That’s why film titles are often changed when movies are shown abroad. Here’s a sampling of well-known films with titles that are substantially different in other countries.

-AMERICAN HUSTLE

In Israel, “American Dream.” In France, “American Bluff.” In Argentina, “American Scandal.” In Portugal, “American Sting.” In Quebec, “American Scam.” In Spain, “Great American Scam.” In Turkey, “Trickster.”

-CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

In Israel, “It’s Raining Falafel.” In Turkey, “Raining Kofte.”

-SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

In Israel, “Optimism is the Name of the Game.” In France, “Happiness Therapy.”

-ANNIE HALL

In Germany, “The Urban Neurotic.”

-ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

In Italy, “If You Leave Me, I Delete You.”

-ERIN BROCKOVICH

In Turkey, “Sweet Trouble.”

-UP IN THE AIR

In Japan, “Mileage, My Life.”

-THE FULL MONTY

In China, “Six Naked Pigs.”

-DUKES OF HAZZARD

In France, “Sheriff, Make Me Afraid.”

-THE HANGOVER

In France, “Very Bad Trip.”

-NO STRINGS ATTACHED

In France, “Sexy Friends.”

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