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Burnt Money (2000) More at IMDbPro »Plata quemada (original title)

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Burnt Money -- A sexy, intense crime thriller about a group of violent bank robbers, two of whom are gay lovers known in criminal circles as "The Twins."
Burnt Money -- 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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Basada en una historia real que durante 35 años se mantuvo en secreto See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Leonardo Sbaraglia ... El Nene

Eduardo Noriega ... Ángel / Narrator
Pablo Echarri ... El Cuervo
Leticia Brédice ... Giselle
Ricardo Bartis ... Fontana

Dolores Fonzi ... 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 ... Prostituta 3 Parque de Diversiones
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Barrueco ... Guitarrista Cabaret
Walter Berrutti ... Chófer (Losardo)
César Bringas ... Policía 1 Palier
Carlos Buono ... Bandoneonista Cabaret
José Luis Calcagno ... Policía 1 Comisaría
Nela Calo ... Anciana Anticuario
Noelia Campo ... Chica Joven Parador
Karina Caporale ... Prostituta 2 Pasillo
Víctor Hugo Carrizo ... Sospechoso 1 Comisaría
Rolando Chaile ... Policía 2 Departamento 10
Eduardo Coacci ... Capitán Lanchón
Gabriel Correa ... Policía 1 Allanamiento
Ricardo Couto ... Policía 1 Calle 3
Fernando Dianessi ... Hombre Cine
Alberto Dik ... Oficial de Policía
León Dogodny ... Borracho 1 Pasillo
Fito Dorin ... Policía 2 Pasillo
Alejandro Duncan ... Policía 1 Pasillo
Natacha Desirée Durán ... Gitana Parque de Diversiones
Gabriel Emanuelli ... Policía 3 Palier
Darío Fernández ... Detective 1 Comisaría
Carlos Fitipaldi ... Policía Patrullero
Marcelo Frasca ... Policía 3 E.F.
Jenny Galvan ... Mujer Parque de Diversiones
Daniel García ... Policía 2 Comisaría
Silvia Geijo ... Elsa
Hugo Giachino ... Mozo Estación
Alfredo Giardina ... Policía Mayor
Jenny Goldstein ... Prostituta 1 Parque de Diversiones
Miguel Gracilazo ... Policía 2 Palier
Sergio Hasselman ... Policía 4 Departamento 10
Federico Kuzmic ... Policía 4 Palier
Joaquín Machado ... Chico Joven Parador
Juan Carlos Maida ... Policía 2 Ika
Horacio Marassi ... Chófer Ika
Edgar Mendi ... Hombre Molesto
Eduardo Miglionico ... Guardaespaldas
Gabriel Molinelli ... Policía Comisaría
Gustavo Monje ... Policía Joven
Rafael Morales ... Policía 1 Ika
Jesús Olguín ... Niño Diarero
Miguel Oliveira ... Sospechoso 2
Rubén Olivera ... Cliente Parque de Diversiones
Marcos Padua ... Policía 2 E.F.
Eduardo Peaguda ... Homosexual Baño Público
Ruben Polimeni ... Sospechoso 3
María Helena Pérez ... Prostituta 2 Parque de Diversiones
Marcelo Ricci ... Chongo 1 Parque de Diversiones
Carlos Romero ... Policía 3 Departamento 10
Rafael Salzano ... Borracho 2
Darío Sellanes ... Joven Parque de Diversiones
Roberto Suárez ... Presentador
Susana Varela ... Prostituta 1 Pasillo
Juan Domingo Vera ... Policía Acribillado

Directed by
Marcelo Piñeyro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marcelo Figueras 
Ricardo Piglia  novel "Plata Quemada"
Marcelo Piñeyro 

Produced by
Ana Aizenberg .... co-producer
Mariela Besuievsky .... co-producer: Spain
Diana Frey .... producer
Diego Guebel .... co-producer
Gerardo Herrero .... co-producer: Spain
Óscar Kramer .... producer
Mario Pergolini .... co-producer
José Sánchez Varela .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Osvaldo Montes 
Cinematography by
Alfredo Mayo 
Film Editing by
Juan Carlos Macías 
Production Design by
Belén Bernuy 
Margarita Gómez 
Noemí Nemirovsky 
Art Direction by
Jorge Ferrari 
Juan Mario Roust 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Fernandez (set construction manager)
Ugo Guzzo 
Costume Design by
Magalí Izaguirre 
Makeup Department
Beata Wojtowicz .... makeup artist
Production Management
Patricia Colombat .... post-production supervisor
Jackie Ingberg .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ezequiel Crupnicoff .... first assistant director
Nicolás Lidijover .... second assistant director
Raúl Rodríguez Peila .... assistant director
Art Department
Marcela Bazzano .... set dresser
Sound Department
Carlos Abbate .... direct sound
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound mixing engineer
José Luis Díaz .... sound
Carlos Garrido .... sound mixing engineer
Marcelo Lago .... sound editor
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
Tom Cundom .... special effects ssupervisor
Hugo Quiril .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Federico Fernández .... second assistant camera
Matías Mesa .... Steadicam operator
Gabriel Quevedo .... assistant Steadicam operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cecilia Carini .... costumes
Pilar Peredo .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jorge Firdman .... assistant editor
Location Management
José Luis García Espina .... location manager
Other crew
Miguel Cohan .... assistant to director
Alejandra Dixon .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Plata quemada" - Argentina (original title)
"Burning Money" - International (English title)
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125 min | South Korea:123 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Miscellaneous: When Nene is burning clothes, Angel is shown without his shirt and in the next scene, he's wearing a shirt. Cut again, and he has no shirt on.See more »
Land of a Thousand DancesSee more »


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36 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Angel and Nene, 14 January 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

Marcelo Pineyro, one of the best directors from Argentina, surprises with every new effort. Working on this film with Marcelo Figueras, he also contributed to bring Ricardo Piglia's novel to the screen with unexpected results. The novel was based on a real criminal case that happened in Buenos Aires in the 1960's.

The two men at the center of the story are gay lovers who happened to be criminals. These two men share a passion that comes across on the screen like no other in recent memory. Angel, the Spaniard, wants to go to New York and Nene, his lover, wants to comply, but first they must attend to the assault of a vehicle that brings money to one bank. During the heist Angel is shot on his shoulder.

Things are so hot for all the people involved, they flee to Uruguay. This was perhaps a miscalculation, because they are being followed by the Argentine police, that is working with local authorities in apprehending all the criminals.

Nene is restless. He decides to leave the safe house, and finds Giselle, a beautiful woman who falls in love with him. At this point, we are of two minds, is Nene really cheating on Angel, or is he trying to use Giselle into providing another place where they can hide? The violent end comes in a finale that doesn't have anything to envy to any other movies of the genre.

The best thing in the film are the two leads. Leonardo Sbaraglia is one of the best actors that have come out of Argentina lately. He does an amazing job in portraying Nene. Eduardo Noriega, is also a Spanish actor that has done excellent work before and he shows his range in a magnificent performance as Angel. Leticia Bredice is Giselle, the young woman in Montevideo who befriends, then fall in love with Nene.

The film proves Marcelo Pineyro is a voice to be reckoned with and who has an enormous talent for giving his audience his best.

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