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Burnt Money (2000)

Plata quemada (original title)
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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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Marcelo Piñeyro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... El Nene
Eduardo Noriega ... Ángel / Narrator
Pablo Echarri ... El Cuervo
Leticia Brédice ... Giselle
Ricardo Bartis Ricardo Bartis ... Fontana
Dolores Fonzi ... Vivi
Carlos Roffé Carlos Roffé ... Nando
Daniel Valenzuela Daniel Valenzuela ... Tabaré
Héctor Alterio ... Losardo
Claudio Rissi Claudio Rissi ... Relator
Luis Ziembrowski Luis Ziembrowski ... Florian Barrios
Harry Havilio Harry Havilio ... Carlos Tulian
Roberto Vallejos Roberto Vallejos ... Parisi
Adriana Varela Adriana Varela ... Cantante Cabaret
Ángel Alves Ángel Alves ... Prostituta 3 Parque de Diversiones
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Director's Official Site

Country:

Argentina | Spain | Uruguay

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 May 2000 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,680, 21 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$241,484, 2 June 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Soundtracks

Susie Q
Composed by Stan Lewis (as Lerwis), Eleanor Broadwater (as Broadwater) and Dale Hawkins (as Hawkins)
Performed by Dale Hawkins
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I'd never seen such an open and well written homosexual romance
25 August 2002 | by rokeatSee all my reviews

This is a film which I was very surprised when I watched it. To see cuh an open relationship between two men was glad, 'cause I think there's still a lot of "tabu" with this. "Plata quemada" explores the romance between them ("los mellizos") and third people, and how beyond all the circumstances they know how they love each other without even telling each other.


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