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Little Thieves, Big Thieves (1998)

100 años de perdón (original title)
In the wake of a banking crisis, four middle class friends throw a 'white glove' hold up, only to find out that their bank has already gone bankrupt.

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Alejandro Saderman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orlando Urdaneta ... Horacio
Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo ... Valmore
Aroldo Betancourt Aroldo Betancourt ... Rogelio
Mariano Álvarez Mariano Álvarez ... Vicente
Elluz Peraza Elluz Peraza ... Lucía Carvajal
Flavio Caballero Flavio Caballero ... Juan Carlos
Alicia Plaza Alicia Plaza ... Rita
Armando Gota Armando Gota ... Pujol
Cayito Aponte Cayito Aponte ... Presidente del Banco
Dad Dager Dad Dager ... Magaly
Basilio Álvarez Basilio Álvarez ... Chofer de Taxi
Diego Rísquez Diego Rísquez ... Director
Manuel Salazar Manuel Salazar ... Comisario Gómez Lira
Karl Hoffman Karl Hoffman ... Iñaki Ezeiza
Francisco Guinot Francisco Guinot ... Don Pedro
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In the wake of a banking crisis, four middle class friends throw a 'white glove' hold up, only to find out that their bank has already gone bankrupt.

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Country:

Venezuela | Germany | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 March 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Caracas, Venezuela

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A likeable but unoriginal caper movie.
13 October 1999 | by rbreenSee all my reviews

This film is basically a caper movie about four men who plan to rob a bank, only to discover that the bankers have got there already, and the vaults are almost empty. It references 'Dog Day Afternoon' but is altogether too similar to that film to be truly original. Shot in Venezuela, this film was very popular with the local audience, but to viewers in other countries, unaware of the background to the film - many banks actually did have to close because of collusion between corrupt bankers and politicians - the film will have much less impact. None of this background is properly explained - presumably because the Venezuelan audience would take it mostly for granted. The acting is fine and it would have been nice to see some of the characters further developed, but there are too many neat contrivances and plot holes. (Why are the phones turned off, but not the power, so that the bankrobbers can still use the computers?) The script tries to be liberal, with one sympathetic gay character, but when one of the robbers gets shot ... guess which one?


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