A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Fictional shot American Hustle, which is based on the reality of one of the most spectacular scandals in U.S. history, tells the story of a top hustler Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) who along with his similarly astute British partner and lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) were forced to cooperate with FBI agent Richie DiMas (Bradley Cooper) who is completely out of control. DiMas pulls them to the world of Jersey's political conmen and mafia, which is dangerous but attractive. Jeremy Renner as Carmen Polito, inflamed, but cheaty politician who found himself trapped between hackers and FBI. Irving´s tricky wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could cause that the mighty dam of intrigue and deceit will finally rupture. Like the previous films of David O. Russell's also the film American Hustle is hard to classify. It is based on the raw emotions and situations in which there is the choice between life and death.