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Wild Horses (1995)
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A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Alterio ...
José
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Pedro
Cecilia Dopazo ...
Ana
Fernán Mirás ...
Martín
Daniel Kuzniecka ...
Rodolfo
Mónica Scapparone ...
Financial Secretariat (as Mónica Scaparone)
Álex Benn ...
Esteban
Adrián Yospe ...
Thug #1
Miguel Ruiz Díaz ...
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Fernando Álvarez ...
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Tito Haas ...
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Ernesto Claudio ...
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Emilio Bardi ...
Carrasco
Eduardo Peaguda ...
Saverio
Jorge Petraglia ...
Rogelio
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A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a girl who becomes part of the team. Written by <luz@ciudad.com.ar>

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Argentina's official selection for the 1995 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

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Modern Robin Hoods Bound for Patagonia
27 March 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Sometimes it seems hard to find an Argentine movie released in the last 25 years with a plot that doesn't depend on corruption or economic crisis.

"Wild Horses" was made in 1995, a time of relative prosperity for Argentina, so it's corruption, not an economic crisis that leads old anarchist Jose (Hector Alterio) to threaten to shoot himself unless a large bank in Buenos Aires returns the $15,000 he lost years before because of the institution's shady practices.

Pedro (Leonardo Sbaraglia) is the yuppie executive chosen by Jose to turn over the money. The two leave the bank with a far larger sum and soon find themselves together on the road bound for Patagonia, pursued by police and paid assassins, and cheered on by the poor and the media as modern-day Robin Hoods.

Unlikely as this story sounds, it works well enough, thanks to great acting by Alterio. Director Marcelo Pineyro also keeps everything moving along fast enough so that we don't dwell on the occasional plot holes. Federico Luppi pops up at the end of the picture in a wonderful cameo. His performance alone is worth the price of admission.

7/10


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