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The Heist of the Century (2020)

El robo del siglo (original title)
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In 2006, a group of thieves performed what is considered one of the most famous and smart bank heists in the history of Argentina when they rob the Banco Río branch in Acassuso.


Ariel Winograd


Alex Zito (screenplay), Fernando Araujo (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Guillermo Francella ... Luis Mario Vitette Sellanes
Diego Peretti ... Fernando Araujo
Luis Luque ... Sileo
Pablo Rago ... Marciano
Rafael Ferro ... Alberto De La Torre
Mariano Argento ... Debauza
Juan Alari Juan Alari ... El Gaita
Johanna Francella Johanna Francella ... Lucía
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Alarcón ... Fiscal
Pochi Ducasse Pochi Ducasse ... Rehén
Juan Pablo García Juan Pablo García ... Turista Auto Mendoza
Paula Grinszpan Paula Grinszpan ... Empleada de limpieza
Juan Tupac Soler Juan Tupac Soler ... Rehén
Iván Steinhardt Iván Steinhardt ... Cabo G. Alvarez
Magela Zanotta Magela Zanotta ... 'Turca'


On the sunny and seemingly ordinary Friday of January 13, 2006, the bohemian martial-arts instructor, Fernando Araujo, and his hand-picked four-member crew stormed into the branch of Banco Río in the affluent neighbourhood of Acassuso, Buenos Aires. As the thieves work fast, emptying dozens of safety deposit boxes crammed with millions of dollars, precious jewellery, and heavy gold bullion bars, the chief negotiator, Miguel Sileo, and his armed-to-the-teeth men encircle the silent two-storey building, in the aftermath of the bloody Villa Ramallo robbery. Now, five determined bank thieves along with twenty-three helpless hostages find themselves trapped in the building. Will the audacious robbers get away with the heist of the century? Written by Nick Riganas

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La historia del robo que hizo historia. [The story of the heist that made history.] See more »


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Did You Know?


In the real heist, when the special forces team finally stormed the bank, the seven bandits watched it live on TV while counting cash and eating pizza. Or at least they thought it was live. TV stations covered the operation on a 30-minute delay, because they assumed the gang would be watching from inside the bank and didn't want to tip them off that a raid was coming. They figured they would trick the thieves. See more »

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The true story of the bank robbery in Argentina
29 October 2020 | by frazier99See all my reviews

The film reflects true events, but with artistic fiction, as the authors themselves stipulate in the beginning of the film. Well, this is understandable, because the film is not documentary, although in the end we are presented with some real facts about the participants of the robbery.

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