[LA ODISEA DE LOS GILES]
Sebastián Borensztein's (CHINESE TAKE-OUT, KÓBLIC) fun-filled adaptation of Eduardo Sacheri's award-winning novel (itself based on real events) sees some of Argentina's biggest stars — including father-son duo Ricardo and Chino Darín, in their first film together — team up for an underdog heist movie like no other. The year is 2001, and Argentina is hitting the lowest point in its great depression. Retired soccer star Fermín (Ricardo Darín) runs a service station in a small rural town, but wants more for his sleepy community. When he and his neighbors make plans to launch a cooperative to convert some abandoned grain silos into a storage facility and pull their town out of decline, the unsuspecting investors are swindled out of their savings by an unscrupulous lawyer and bank manager. Mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore, the motley crew joins forces to plan an elaborate Robin Hood-esque heist and take back what's theirs. Timely, hilarious and suspenseful, HEROIC LOSERS is a spirited tale of working-class solidarity and collective revenge. The excellent supporting cast includes Luis Brandoni, Verónica Llinás, Daniel Aráoz, Carlos Belloso, Rita Cortese and Andrés Parra. (Note adapted from Toronto International Film Festival.) Winner, Best Iberoamerican Film, 2020 Goya Awards. Official Selection, 2019 San Sebastián and Toronto film festivals, 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Sebastián Borensztein, from the novel "La noche de la Usina" by Eduardo Sacheri; PROD Hugo Sigman, Ricardo Darín, Matías Mosteirin, Chino Darín, Federico Posternak, Leticia Cristi, Fernando Bovaira, Simón de Santiago,Axel Kuschevatzky. Argentina/Spain, 2019, color, 117 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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