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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 to learn that their bank manager and a corrupt lawyer have stolen it.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Fermín Perlassi
Chino Darín ... Rodrigo Perlassi
Luis Brandoni ... Antonio Fontana
Daniel Aráoz Daniel Aráoz ... Rolo Belaúnde
Verónica Llinás Verónica Llinás ... Lidia Perlassi
Carlos Belloso Carlos Belloso ... Atanasio Medina
Rita Cortese ... Carmen Largio
Marco Antonio Caponi ... Hernán
Alejandro Gigena Alejandro Gigena ... Eladio Gómez
Guillermo Jacubowicz Guillermo Jacubowicz ... José Gómez
Andrés Parra ... Fortunato Manzi
Luciano Cazaux Luciano Cazaux ... Alvarado
Ailín Zaninovich Ailín Zaninovich ... Florencia
José María Marcos José María Marcos ... Seoane
Germán Rodríguez Germán Rodríguez ... Deluca
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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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Argentina | Spain

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Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2019 (Argentina) See more »

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$6,731,212
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2.35 : 1
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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) is a railway worker, so many scenes show the Alsina train station. The tracks have concrete sleepers, which weren't installed until the late 2010's. Since the film is set in 2001, the tracks would have had wooden sleepers. See more »

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

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The Social Role of Argentinian Film
19 November 2019 | by mazzobrSee all my reviews

This is not the first nor it will be the last Argentinian film to play the role of educating people that had been under economic distress. the art of Argentinian cinema consists of telling through filming Argentina's history offering at the same time entertainment, consciousness and fictitious solutions to social dramas. Ricardo Darin is an actor representative of this type of film without losing the art of interpretation. In 2000, the Corallito was a bank determination issued by Argentina's government blocking all accounts to withdraw more than 50 dollars day. It created a havoc on common people savings. The screenplay develops a story where a group of Argentinian workers collects their savings to create a cooperative but the money ended up in the hands of a bank operator. They will organize themselves to get the money back no just for them but to their small town needy people.


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