Beautiful, often - just look at this image from the Iranian film, White Meadows, directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.
...an old man's journey travelling around the small islands of a salt water lake. His job is to collect tears from people and listen to their sorrows. Sublime. It makes my heart sing.
Fraud? No, not at all. Here's a definition: Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
Cinema isn't FRAUD. THIS is fraud...
A so-called production company - RKO Pictures llc - (note the similarity to the perfectly genuine company RKO Pictures) - offering work for film extras. A remake of the 1993 film Cronos, to be directed by Guillermo Del Toro himself, in Wales. No way!
Yes - no way. It all seems to be going along very credibly until the excited extras, thrilled to have been 'chosen' are suddenly asked for £50 deposit against possible damage to their accommodation...
There is no film, no work, no accommodation - only a group of unscrupulous, greedy, disgusting specimens of the human race (an insult to the human race to even dignify them with the association) who prey on people's hopes and dreams - and usually those people have no spare money to lose.
Here is a link to the history of this fraud. FILM EXTRA SCAM
Just call me Miss Marple.