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A Ton of Luck (2006)

Soñar no cuesta nada (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 August 2006 (Colombia)
Based on a true story, a group of 147 overworked and underpaid Colombian soldiers find the treasure they didn't seek; $46 million. The film is a surreal black comedy and follows 4 of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodrigo Triana

Writers:

Jörg Hiller (as Jorg Hiller), Clara María Ochoa (idea)
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Cadavid Diego Cadavid ... Lloreda
Juan Sebastián Aragón Juan Sebastián Aragón ... Venegas
Manuel José Chaves Manuel José Chaves ... Porras
Carlos Manuel Vesga Carlos Manuel Vesga ... Perlaza
Marlon Moreno ... Teniente Solorzano
Verónica Orozco Verónica Orozco ... Dayana
Carolina Cuervo Carolina Cuervo ... Herlinda
Carolina Ramírez Carolina Ramírez ... Herlinda
Carlos Vergara Carlos Vergara ... Cabo Catano
Julián Díaz Julián Díaz ... Lozano
Luis Fuquen Luis Fuquen ... Suarez
Lorena Meritano Lorena Meritano ... Psicóloga
Federico Lorusso Federico Lorusso ... Dueno Whiskeria
Valeria Celis Valeria Celis ... Simona
Gloria Gómez Gloria Gómez ... Tendera
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Storyline

Based on a true story, a group of 147 overworked and underpaid Colombian soldiers find the treasure they didn't seek; $46 million. The film is a surreal black comedy and follows 4 of the 147 soldiers who were part of the anti-guerrilla "Destroyer" battalion, and tells of their story leading up to and after finding the money. The soldiers decide to divide the money between themselves instead of giving the money to the Colombian government. The soldiers don't have food, water or toilet paper, but instead use their bags full of money as pillows. As the soldiers are recalled and taken back into civilization, they start to use their money for bad things, spending it on brothels, alcohol and prostitutes. The discovery the soldiers made changed their lives. They no longer live in poverty and now are capable of achieving their dreams. Now they hope to return to civilization and make their dreams come true. Written by CarlosValencia

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Selected as Colombia's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2007 Oscars. See more »

Quotes

[Perlaza wakes up after spending a whole night with hooker Dayana]
Perlaza: Good morning, love.
[he realizes he's alone, and his money's gone]
Perlaza: Fuck, my money!
[he reads a message in a huge mirror in front of him]
Message in the mirror: Thanks, little soldier. I'll always carry you in my heart. Love, Dayana.
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Connections

References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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justice
21 August 2006 | by alkismandralisSee all my reviews

really good movie combines the hilarious with the reality and makes emphasis in how this people sacrifices for this money that was so important for them who needed anyways because if they gave that great amount of money back surely the politics of Colombia would have taken the money for their own goods LOL.......... This makes you stand in the place of this young soldiers who have no good payment and no money, well it is true that is bad to steal what it's not yours but anyways these people found that Money doesn't matter if it was on Colombian territory because if they gave that money back to the government they will only receive a stupid medal and the politicians would've taken all the money and steal it themselves


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Country:

Argentina | Colombia

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Nilo, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,009
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Color:

Color
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