25 user 34 critic

Heroic Losers (2019)

La odisea de los giles (original title)
0:57 | Trailer
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.
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Fermín Perlassi
Luis Brandoni ... Antonio Fontana
Verónica Llinás Verónica Llinás ... Lidia Perlassi
Daniel Aráoz ... Rolo Belaúnde
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
Javier Abril Javier Abril ... Fernando (Cajero de Banco)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


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


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 »


Features How to Steal a Million (1966) See more »

User Reviews

Outstanding Argentinian movie.
20 August 2019 | by juani_rc25See all my reviews

La odisea de los giles is an outstanding comedy set in one of the most turbulent times of the Argentinian History.

It's imposible not to feel empathy with the characters, as they struggle with their lives, projects and the financial situation of Argentina in the early 2000.

The characters are a mix of Argentinian stereotypes, but all of them are really well devolved, fresh, funny, and stereotyped not in an excessive way.

Ricardo Darin takes the place of a dreamer man in the beginning and then as a grieving man, this change is superb and this could be one of his best roles in his career.

38 of 44 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



Argentina | Spain



Release Date:

15 August 2019 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroic Losers See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed