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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.

Director:

Marcelo Piñeyro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... El Nene
Eduardo Noriega ... Ángel / Narrator
Pablo Echarri 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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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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Basada en una historia real que durante 35 años se mantuvo en secreto See more »


Certificate:

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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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Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Y mi alma lloró
Composed by A.F. Soria
Performed by Johnny Tedesco
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A poetic masterpiece
26 January 2006 | by ricbigiSee all my reviews

I cannot forget the images that Marcelo Piñeyro conjured up and was able to capture in this film. Everything, the visuals, the literate script, with its sensitive, sensuous, heartbreaking dialogue, the suspense that does not leave you for a single minute, the violent finale that you expect and still keep hoping it will not happen, the exquisite acting of all the major players, it will all stay with me, forever, I am sure. This is film-making of the best kind: contemporary, mature, it relates to reality but transcends it and reaches a perfectly beautiful, artistic, poetic level. This is also a film that treats a gay relationship with total honesty and truth. The characters have their faults, but none of them has to do with their sexuality. They make, indeed, a beautiful pair, and I wish they would have had a chance to be happy together, somewhere, somehow, at the end.


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