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Burnt Money (2000)
"Plata quemada" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  11 May 2000 (Argentina)
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Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ángel / Narrator
Pablo Echarri ...
El Cuervo
Leticia Brédice ...
Ricardo Bartis ...
Carlos Roffé ...
Daniel Valenzuela ...
Héctor Alterio ...
Claudio Rissi ...
Luis Ziembrowski ...
Florian Barrios
Harry Havilio ...
Carlos Tulian
Roberto Vallejos ...
Adriana Varela ...
Cantante Cabaret
Ángel Alves ...
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Burnt Money, is set in Argentina in 1965. This true story follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of Argentinian crime history. Nene, Angel and Cuervo are bank robbers who flee from Argentina across the border to Uruguay after a large-scale hold-up that turns bloody. Angel is hurt and the three must lay low until Angel recovers. Nene and Angel are known to everyone they know as "the twins" because of their resemblance, but the two are not brothers at all - they are involved in a steamy homosexual relationship. To get back to Argentina, the group must first wait for Fontana, the brains behind the robbery, to arrange for passports. Anxious from hiding, Cuervo decides to break curfew and go party. After Nene and Angel also decide to take off, Nene meets a prostitute named Giselle and Angel ends up getting in a fight. The group is forced to abandon their refuge and Angel and ... Written by Strand Releasing <>

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$10,680 (USA) (19 October 2001)


$241,484 (USA) (31 May 2002)

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Wow, passion, homoerotica, suspense, and a fitting ending.
5 February 2004 | by (Dallas) – See all my reviews

I loved the whole experience; the feel, the mood, the music, the story, and the beautiful protagonists.

I felt for the characters; their passion, problems, and failings.

Besides, I like a true story told very well, with beautiful actors. It was very, very well done.

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