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Heroic Losers (2019)

La odisea de los giles (original title)
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In times of the infamous Argentinian Corralito, the neighbors of a little town trace a plan to recover the money they lost after learning that their bank manager and a corrupt lawyer have stolen it.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Fermín Perlassi
Luis Brandoni ... Antonio Fontana
Verónica Llinás Verónica Llinás ... Lidia Perlassi
Daniel Aráoz ... Rolo Belaúnde
Andrés Parra ... Fortunato Manzi
Germán Rodríguez Germán Rodríguez ... Deluca
Alejandro Gigena Alejandro Gigena ... Eladio Gómez
Guillermo Jacubowicz Guillermo Jacubowicz ... José Gómez
Ramiro Vayo Ramiro Vayo ... Turco Safa
Martha Piatigorsky Martha Piatigorsky ... Señora de Llanos
Carlos Jorge Piñeiro Carlos Jorge Piñeiro ... Flaco Cacheuta
Carlos Belloso Carlos Belloso ... Atanasio Medina
Rita Cortese ... Carmen Largio
Marco Antonio Caponi ... Hernán
Luciano Cazaux Luciano Cazaux ... Alvarado
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August 2001, Alsina (east to Argentina, close to Atlantic Ocean). In a little town with absence of population and resources, former soccer player Fermín Pelassi and his wife Lidia decide to create a cooperative buying an abandoned silo to restore it and hire people to work, hoping to bring back the business Alsina. Talking between others with friends as aged Antonio Fontana (a self-declared anarchist and Bakunin's fan), train station chief Rolo Belaúnde, redneck expert in explosives Atanasio Medina, businesswoman Carmen Largio and the naive not-too-much-smart but lovely José and Eladio Gómez brothers, all they reunite an amount of 158,000 $. Not having a bank in Alsina, Fermín and Lidia travel the neighbor town of Villagrán to leave the money in a safe box trusting in Alvarado, bank manager, to keep it while they try to negotiate with silo's owner to reduce the original price of 300,000 $. Therefore, Alvarado convinces Fermín to change the money from the safe box to his own bank ... Written by Chockys

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Se metieron con los perdedores equivocados. [They messed with the wrong losers.]


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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. See more »

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Daniel Aráoz's character (Belaúnde) says in a moment, when they go to see the bulldozer and the dynamite, the phrase "¡Olvidate!" ("forget it!"). This word, widely used in recent years, was not yet used as a catchphrase in 2001, when the events of the film. See more »

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Great movie.
18 January 2020 | by lucas_mrzSee all my reviews

An entertaining dark comedy, very well paced, it never "drops", never gets slow, never gets boring. Great cast, great acting, very good script (the foreign watcher probably won't notice, but every dialogue is made in a "country/rural" jargon, which adds a lot in terms of authenticity and credibility).

My only critic is regarding the lack of explanation of the 2001 crisis (a simple, small explanation would've been enough) because that reduces the understanding of the foreign audience about the severity of the situation faced by the protagonists. But overall, a good film. Totally recommended.


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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2019 (Argentina) See more »

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$7,176,273
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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