7.2/10
1,022
2 user 4 critic

Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)

Pizza, birra, faso (original title)
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »
Reviews
12 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Bear (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of ... See full summary »

Director: Adrián Caetano
Stars: Julio Chávez, Soledad Villamil, Luis Machín
Bolivia (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.

Director: Adrián Caetano
Stars: Freddy Flores, Rosa Sánchez, Oscar Bertea
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso
El bonaerense (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young locksmith is forced to leave his home and family to join the Buenos Aires police force.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Stars: Jorge Román, Mimí Ardú, Darío Levy
Crane World (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Stars: Luis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Valenzuela
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men.

Director: Adrián Caetano
Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Federico Luppi, Haydée Padilla, Julio De Grazia
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Héctor Alterio, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria
Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla
Okupas (TV Mini-Series 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

4 young men with different backgrounds merge in the same house and have to face new experiences living in a stolen house, being prosecuted by the police and other gangs.

Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Diego Alonso Gómez, Ariel Staltari
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife.

Director: Juan Taratuto
Stars: Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli, Gabriel Goity
The Student (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Roque starts University in Buenos Aires but he is not particularly interested in attending classes or working towards a degree. Instead, he dedicates his time to one of the many groups ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Mitre
Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Ricardo Felix
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Héctor Anglada ...
Cordobés
Jorge Sesán ...
Pablo
Pamela Jordán ...
Sandra
Adrián Yospe ...
Rubén
Daniel Di Biase ...
Trompa
Walter Díaz ...
Frula
Martín Adjemián ...
Taxista
Elena Cánepa ...
Vieja
Rubén Rodríguez ...
Rengo
Tony Lestingi ...
Pasajero
Alejandro Pous ...
Megabom
Marcelo Videla ...
Policía
Gustavo Saenz ...
Policia 2
Claudia Moreno ...
Prostituta
Roberto Alvarez ...
Patovica
Edit

Storyline

A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose girlfriend Sandra is pregnant, just wants to get enough cash so they can leave Argentina and get to Uruguay to start a new life. He and his friends plan one last robbery, but things don't go as planned. Written by poco loco

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Cuatro amigos. Una ciudad. Una única salida.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1998 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Oleo de una mujer con sombrero
Written & Performed by Silvio Rodríguez
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Some light in the darkness
22 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pizza, Birra, Faso is a simple movie about a group of men who are broke and make their money by robbing people on the street. The two leaders of the group, Cordoba and Pablo, soon after the start of the film decide that they need to do bigger jobs with their crew in order to change their lifestyle. The movie as a whole gives off a dark vibe as it displays several situations of people being taken advantage of and suffering because of desperate people. Whilst Argentines can quite easily relate with the story and the events which take place, I believe a movie should try to take people away, at least for a short period of time, from that reality which is around them. The movie does however display a theme o hope to the audience through the actions of Cordoba as he looks out for his girlfriend and future baby. Not only this, but the character of Pablo also is a symbol of a caring and loving friend who will do all that is in his power to look out for his friend and his family.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
La Ultima Birra Song MIYABI
nothing new gokhanotac
Discuss Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?