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Wild Horses (1995)

Caballos salvajes (original title)
A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

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Marcelo Piñeyro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Alterio ... José
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Pedro
Cecilia Dopazo ... Ana
Fernán Mirás ... Martín
Daniel Kuzniecka Daniel Kuzniecka ... Rodolfo
Mónica Scapparone Mónica Scapparone ... Financial Secretariat (as Mónica Scaparone)
Álex Benn Álex Benn ... Esteban
Adrián Yospe Adrián Yospe ... Thug #1
Miguel Ruiz Díaz Miguel Ruiz Díaz ... Thug #2
Fernando Álvarez Fernando Álvarez ... Truck driver #1
Tito Haas Tito Haas ... Truck driver #2 (as Tito Hass)
Ernesto Claudio Ernesto Claudio ... Editor
Emilio Bardi Emilio Bardi ... Carrasco
Eduardo Peaguda Eduardo Peaguda ... Saverio
Jorge Petraglia Jorge Petraglia ... Rogelio
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Storyline

A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a girl who becomes part of the team. Written by <luz@ciudad.com.ar>

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Todo hombre arriesga cada vez que elige... y eso lo hace libre. [Every man takes a risk when he makes a choice... and that sets him free]

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Director's Official Site

Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 August 1995 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Horses See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mandala Films,Artear See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First and, up to 2005, only Argentinean film to be filmed in Panavision. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hitting Bottom (1997) See more »

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Written & Performed by Gabriel Carámbula
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Modern Robin Hoods Bound for Patagonia
27 March 2005 | by pdx3525See all my reviews

Sometimes it seems hard to find an Argentine movie released in the last 25 years with a plot that doesn't depend on corruption or economic crisis.

"Wild Horses" was made in 1995, a time of relative prosperity for Argentina, so it's corruption, not an economic crisis that leads old anarchist Jose (Hector Alterio) to threaten to shoot himself unless a large bank in Buenos Aires returns the $15,000 he lost years before because of the institution's shady practices.

Pedro (Leonardo Sbaraglia) is the yuppie executive chosen by Jose to turn over the money. The two leave the bank with a far larger sum and soon find themselves together on the road bound for Patagonia, pursued by police and paid assassins, and cheered on by the poor and the media as modern-day Robin Hoods.

Unlikely as this story sounds, it works well enough, thanks to great acting by Alterio. Director Marcelo Pineyro also keeps everything moving along fast enough so that we don't dwell on the occasional plot holes. Federico Luppi pops up at the end of the picture in a wonderful cameo. His performance alone is worth the price of admission.

7/10


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