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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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11 May 2000 (Argentina) See more »
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
James A. Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jaume Puig)
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
Other crew
Miguel Cohan .... assistant to director
Alejandra Dixon .... production coordinator
José Luis García Espina .... location manager

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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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Revealing mistakes: 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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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Burnt Lives, 28 September 2000
Author: ( from CHIARA MICHELI - Arezzo -Italy

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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