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Museo (2018)

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In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.

Directors:

Alonso Ruizpalacios (as Alonso Ruiz Palacios), Alonso Ruizpalacios

Writers:

Manuel Alcalá, Alonso Ruizpalacios (as Alonso Ruiz Palacios)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gael García Bernal ... Juan Nuñez
Simon Russell Beale ... Frank Graves
Bernardo Velasco ... Bosco
Lynn Gilmartin ... Gemma
Ilse Salas ... Silvia
Alfredo Castro ... Dr. Nuñez
Leonardo Ortizgris ... Benjamin Wilson
Lisa Owen ... Sra. Nuñez
Leticia Brédice ... Sherezada
Pablo Chemor Pablo Chemor ... Himself
Maite Suarez Diez Maite Suarez Diez ... Jimena
Rodrigo Alcántara Rodrigo Alcántara ... Bouncer
Camila Robertson Glennie Camila Robertson Glennie ... Girl
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Storyline

Two veterinary school drop-outs find that they are in way over-their-heads when they commit Mexico's most improbable heist -- the looting of its sacred Anthropology Museum - but the invaluable treasure quickly turns into an inescapable and ruinous curse that is impossible to fence.

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heist | 1980s | mexico | road movie | actor | See All (6) »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,554, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$148,505
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is a fictionalized account of what was called "The Heist of the Century", with the obvious changes. In reality, it was performed by two veterinary school students, actual names Carlos Perches and Ramon Sardina. The movie portrays the events of the actual robbery quite accurately, including museum guards being careless due to a Christmas celebration, the amount and type stolen pieces, the method of escape, as well as the first suspicion of the heist being done by professionals working for international art dealers and the 50 million pesos reward offered by the museum. Later, the film comprises time periods and combines several characters into a single one. In reality, the thieves managed to avoid capture for four years: Perches and Sardina went to Acapulco, when they tried to sell the pieces to drug lord Jose Serrano and his mistress, a popular cabaret dancer nicknamed "Princesa Yamal". Serrano introduced them to Salvador Gutierrez a.k.a. "El Cabo", another drug lord, who promised to sell the artifacts and estimated a price tag of one billion dollars. Two of the pieces were given to Serrano in exchange for cocaine by Perches, while Sardina apparently gave him seven as evidence they were the actual robbers. The police, in the meanwhile, had lost track of the pieces and closed the file, in part by the fact of the Museum not having a complete inventory of the stolen artifacts until much later, with the first reports showing wrong or incomplete records. Finally, in January 1989, the Mexican Federal Police arrested "El Cabo", who gave them all the leads to find the robbers. Perches was arrested in April at his house, along with his brother and the rest of the stolen artifacts. Five more people were arrested, including Serrano's mistress, an Argentinean showgirl called Cristina Gonzalez -both later released- and an American named Nathan Clevenger, the apparent buyer. In total, 111 of 124 pieces were recovered and returned to the museum. However, the whereabouts of Ramon Sardina and the nine pieces he and Perches gave away is still unknown. See more »

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Not that satisfying.
19 February 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Another heist movie but personally I never heared about this heist that is supposed to be based on a true story. The story had potential but to me it was just not good enough to be remembered in the future. First of all the movie is way too long for the story it is, at one point you just get a bit bored. The heist itself had some suspense and should have been much longer as this was the best part of the movie. There is one fight scene in the whole movie (in the bar) and that looks so fake it is kind of ridiculous. The acting isn't bad but certainly not spectacular. I'm not saying it isn't entertaining but it just could have been much better.


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