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Heroic Losers (2019)

La odisea de los giles (original title)
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A group of inhabitants from a town in Argentina decide to place all their savings in a bank to create an agricultural cooperative which, they believe, will change their fate. However, the victims of a racket, they lose all their money.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ricardo Darín ... Fermín Perlassi
Luis Brandoni ... Antonio Fontana
Chino Darín ... Rodrigo Perlassi
Verónica Llinás Verónica Llinás ... Lidia Perlassi
Daniel Aráoz Daniel Aráoz ... Belaúnde
Carlos Belloso Carlos Belloso ... Medina
Marco Antonio Caponi ... Hernán
Rita Cortese ... Carmen Largio
Andrés Parra ... Fortunato Manzi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Federico Berón Federico Berón ... Hombre carga combustible
Luciano Cazaux Luciano Cazaux ... Alvarado
Alejandro Gigena Alejandro Gigena ... Gómez
Guillermo Jacubowicz Guillermo Jacubowicz ... Gómez
José María Marcos José María Marcos
Ailín Zaninovich Ailín Zaninovich ... Florencia
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Based on the book from Eduardo Sacheri "The Night of the Heroic Losers" (Alfaguara Novel Prize 2016). In a far-flung town in the province of Buenos Aires, many things are about to die out. During the economic crisis that led to the traumatic bank freeze of 2001, a group of men decides to gather the amount of money necessary to acquire some abandoned silos on an agro-industrial property. But even before they can carry out the project, a scam makes them hit rock bottom and react in the face of injustice. Now it's about robbing the thief. This novel narrates the story of a well-deserved collective revenge carried out during a legendary night that will never be forgotten. Written by chepevm

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


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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2019 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroic Losers See more »

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$6,230,607
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Dolby Digital

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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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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.


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