Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival

Heroic Losers

1 screenings

31 JUL 2020 — Film

About.

Company

New Zealand International Film Festival

Duration

117 minutes

Restrictions

M Offensive language

La Odisea de los Giles
Argentina/Spain 2019
In Spanish with English subtitles

After being scammed into bankruptcy, a community of working-class Argentines band together to devise the ultimate payback – an elaborate money heist inspired by the movies – in Sebastián Borensztein’s winning underdog comedy.

Ricardo Darín, Argentina’s rustic leading everyman and no stranger to the crime-caper genre, stars in this endearing, old-timey heist movie about sticking it to the man. When Darín and his hardworking neighbours are fleeced of their life savings on the eve of the country’s 2001 financial crisis, the future looks grim, until they get a tip-off that the devious lawyer who swindled their cash has hidden it all in an underground vault, presumably for a rainy day. Revenge has never felt so satisfying – or sweetly ironic – as the titular losers plot to reclaim what’s rightfully theirs on the night of a torrential downpour.

“Empathetic and entertaining… Heroic Losers’ always timely, universally relatable tale goes a considerable way. Pitting ordinary folks against the rich, powerful and unscrupulous has long given Robin Hood-style stories an appealing glow, as has exploring the economic disparity and potential for corruption inherent in such class clashes… Transforming bleak reality into an uplifting fantasy… it’s pure cathartic escapism… [and] when the central heist clicks into gear, the film cracks its way into rousing territory.” — Sarah Ward, Screendaily

Credits

Sebastián Borensztein

Director

Hugo Sigman, Ricardo Darín, Matías Mosteirín, Chino Darín, Federico Posternak, Leticia Cristi, Fernando Bovaira, Simón de Santiago

Producers

Sebastián Borensztein, Eduardo Sacheri

Screenplay

Rodrigo Pulpeiro

Photography

Alejandro Carrillo Penovi

Editor

Daniel Gimelberg

Production Designer

Julio Suárez

Costume Designer

Federico Jusid

Music

With

Ricardo Darín

Perlassi

Luis Brandoni

Fontana

Chino Darin

Rodrigo Perlassi

Verónica Llinás

Lidia

Daniel Aráoz

Belaúnde

Carlos Belloso

Medina

Marco Antonio Caponi

Hernán

Rita Cortese

Carmen Largio

Andrés Parra

Manzi

Festival

Toronto 2019

San Sebastián 2019

Dates &
Times.

Fri 31 Jul 6:15 PM

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Tickets.

Adult $18.50

Student $15.50

Senior $12.50

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Based on the novel by Eduardo Sacheri [The Secret in Their Eyes], Heroic Losers is by turns sombre, hilarious, and suspenseful… with a memorable crew of characters you can’t help but root for.
Diana Sanchez, Toronto International Film Festival

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