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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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Ángel / Narrator
Pablo Echarri ...
El Cuervo
Leticia Brédice ...
Giselle
Ricardo Bartis ...
Fontana
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Vivi
Carlos Roffé ...
Nando
Daniel Valenzuela ...
Tabaré
Héctor Alterio ...
Losardo
Claudio Rissi ...
Relator
Luis Ziembrowski ...
Florian Barrios
Harry Havilio ...
Carlos Tulian
Roberto Vallejos ...
Parisi
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 <www.strandreleasing.com>

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

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$241,484 (USA) (31 May 2002)
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In the robbery scene, when Nene takes the cash box from the dead clerk, the corpse of the clerk is still breathing, as his beer belly is heaving. See more »

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Burnt Lives
28 September 2000 | by (CHIARA MICHELI - Arezzo -Italy) – See all my reviews

Argentina, 1965. A heist goes wrong. Three men are on the run looking for a place to hide. They find it in Montevideo, they need false passports to leave so they wait day after day until the police come and everything goes apocalyptic.

The bare facts.

But the real movie is about the two killers in the gang, El Nene and Angel, called Los Mellizos (the twins). They are not related. They are lovers: two fugitives sharing loneliness and pain, living their lives on the edge. It's the story of a doomed relationship, confined into four rooms where intense passion and violence push the extremes.

In their hostile world of drugs, cheap sex, prejudice and revenge they have to deal with a feeling born from repression and the fear of naming it. There is, above all, their desperate search for love and loyalty that makes them some kind of tragic heroes in the end.

Seldom has cinema faced the subject of masculine desire and affection in such a natural, honest and even tender way. For sure a different sight of an action movie and a remarkable piece of acting.

Worth seeing.


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